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Why Did English Settlers Come to Virginia?: And Other Questions About the Jamestown Settlement (Six Questions of American History)

Ransom, Candice F.

Editore: Lerner Pub Group (L), 2011
ISBN 10: 0761352287 / ISBN 13: 9780761352280
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Titolo: Why Did English Settlers Come to Virginia?: ...

Casa editrice: Lerner Pub Group (L)

Data di pubblicazione: 2011

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Riassunto: In December 1606, three ships carrying 105 men and boys set sail from Dover, England. The ships headed for the eastern shores of North America. There the men planned to establish a new colony known as Virginia. Sailing into the Chesapeake Bay, the settlers excitedly observed a vast wilderness of thick grasses, green forests, and wide rivers. But as the newcomers built their settlement, they struggled with disagreements, hard labor, food shortages, illness, and uneasy relations with the region's Native Americans. Yet the settlers persevered and established Jamestown--the first permanent English colony in North America. So what was the Virginia Company? Why did settler John Smith spend most of the voyage from England under arrest? Who was Pocahontas? Discover the facts about the Jamestown settlement and learn about its place in early U.S. history.

L'autore: Candice Ransom is the author of 115 books for children and young adults. She has written in every genre, board books to biographies, fantasy to historical fiction, contemporary fiction to mystery series. Candice has an MFA from Vermont College in Writing for Children and Young Adults and an MA in Children's Literature from Hollins University. Currently, she is on the faculty of Hollins University's MA/MFA program in children's literature.

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