Sunday, August 12, 2007

1607: A New Look at Jamestown, by Karen E. Long

Photos by Ira Block

On the 400th commemoration of the founding of Jamestown, this book looks at the newest archaeological findings about this early settlement including details about trade and conflict with the Native Americans. Traces many roots of our country's economy, government, and way of life to this early and tenuous settlement in all its complexity.

1 comment:

Karen Gavigan said...

I second this title. Fascinating book that doesn't sugar coat the hardships the colonists faced or the injustices many of them committed against the Indians. "With no other food, they ate dogs, cats, horses, rats and even poisonous snakes."
Photography is first rate and the chronology, bibliography, and webliography provide additional resources.