In May of 1607, the first English colony on American soil was established in Virgina, at Jamestown. The settlers faced harsh weather, the threat of starvation, and violence among themselves. Although the colonists were dependent on Native Americans for food and lessons in survival, relationships between the two groups were often hostile. Captain John Smith emerged as the most able leader of the settlers. He helped the faltering colony make it through its first winter, but at great cost. The colony became the home of Princess Pocahontas, the center of the new tobacco industry, the meeting place of America's first representative assembly, and fatefully the landing place of the first African slaves in America. Published on the eve of the four hundredth anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, this book includes maps, time line, glossary, excerpts from original sources, source notes, index.
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Published March 1, 2007
by Holiday House.
History, Children's Books.