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Smith, Capt. John - Writings, with Other Narratives of Roanoke, Jamestown, and the First English Settlement of America


Capt. John Smith

Writings, with Other Narratives of Roanoke, Jamestown, and the First English Settlement of America

The Proceedings of the English Colonie in Virginia • A Description of New England • The Generall Historie • four other narratives by Smith • 44 pages of illustrations

Additional narratives by Gabriel Archer, Arthur Barlowe, Lord De La Warre, Ralph Lane, Ralph Hamor, Thomas Hariot, George Percy, John Rolfe, Henry Spelman, William Strachey, John White, and Edward Maria Wingfield

 
"Capt. John Smith: Writings throbs with the spirit of exultant exploration, resourcefulness, and endurance…. [I]t also wonderfully conveys the fantastic plenitude and opportunity of the New World."
— The Boston Globe
 
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Writings by Capt. John Smith
A True Relation
The Proceedings of the English Colonie in Virginia
A Description of New England
New Englands Trials
The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles
The True Travels
Advertisements for the Unexperienced Planters of New-England
Other Narratives of Roanoke, Jamestown, and the First English Settlement of America
Arthur Barlowe
Discourse of the First Voyage
THE FIRST ENGLISH VOYAGE TO VIRGINIA: 1584
The Journal of the Tiger
THE SECOND VOYAGE TO VIRGINIA: 1585
Ralph Lane
Discourse on the First Colony
ROANOKE: 1585-86
John White
Narrative of His Voyage
THE FOURTH VIRGINIA VOYAGE: 1587
Thomas Hariot
A Briefe and True Report
A DESCRIPTION OF VIRGINIA: 1588
John White
Narrative of the 1590 Voyage
THE FIFTH VIRGINIA VOYAGE: 1590
George Percy
Discourse
THE FOUNDING OF JAMESTOWN: 1606-7
Gabriel Archer
A Relatyon of the Discovery of Our River
EXPLORATION INLAND: 1607
Edward Maria Wingfield
A Discourse of Virginia
FAMINE AND DISEASE AT JAMESTOWN: 1607-8
Henry Spelman
Relation of Virginia
AN ENGLISH BOY AMONG THE INDIANS: 1609-11
William Strachey
A True Reportory
SHIPWRECK & RESCUE: 1609-10
from The Historie of Travell into Virginia Britania
THE INDIANS OF VIRGINIA: 1612
George Percy
A Trewe Relacyon
DISSENTION IN JAMESTOWN: 1609-12
Ralph Hamor
A True Discourse of the Present Estate of Virginia
EXPANDING THE COLONY: 1609-14
Lord De La Warre
A Short Relation
SECURING THE COLONY: 1610-11
John Rolfe
A True Relation of the State of Virginia
THE COLONY PROSPERS: 1616
Maps
Chronology
Biographical Notes
Note on the Texts
Note on the Plates
Notes
Index

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