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Lost Colony

Author : Tonio Andrade
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 447 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2013-08-04
Category : History
ISBN : 9780691159577

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How a Chinese pirate defeated European colonialists and won Taiwan during the seventeenth century During the seventeenth century, Holland created the world's most dynamic colonial empire, outcompeting the British and capturing Spanish and Portuguese colonies. Yet, in the Sino-Dutch War—Europe's first war with China—the Dutch met their match in a colorful Chinese warlord named Koxinga. Part samurai, part pirate, he led his generals to victory over the Dutch and captured one of their largest and richest colonies—Taiwan. How did he do it? Examining the strengths and weaknesses of European and Chinese military techniques during the period, Lost Colony provides a balanced new perspective on long-held assumptions about Western power, Chinese might, and the nature of war. It has traditionally been asserted that Europeans of the era possessed more advanced science, technology, and political structures than their Eastern counterparts, but historians have recently contested this view, arguing that many parts of Asia developed on pace with Europe until 1800. While Lost Colony shows that the Dutch did indeed possess a technological edge thanks to the Renaissance fort and the broadside sailing ship, that edge was neutralized by the formidable Chinese military leadership. Thanks to a rich heritage of ancient war wisdom, Koxinga and his generals outfoxed the Dutch at every turn. Exploring a period when the military balance between Europe and China was closer than at any other point in modern history, Lost Colony reassesses an important chapter in world history and offers valuable and surprising lessons for contemporary times.

The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island

Author : Scott Dawson
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 163 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2020-06-15
Category : History
ISBN : 9781439669945

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The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island by Scott Dawson Pdf

New archeological discoveries may finally solve the greatest mystery of Colonial America in this history of Roanoke and Hatteras Islands. Established on what is now North Carolina’s Roanoke Island, the Roanoke Colony was intended to be England’s first permanent settlement in North America. But in 1590, the entire population disappeared without a trace. The only clue to their fate was the word “Croatoan” carved into a tree. For centuries, the legend of the Lost Colony has captivated imaginations. Now, archaeologists from the University of Bristol, working with the Croatoan Archaeological Society, have uncovered tantalizing clues to the fate of the colony. In The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island, Hatteras native and amateur archaeologist Scott Dawson compiles what scholars know about the Lost Colony along with what scholars have found beneath the soil of Hatteras.

The Lost Colony

Author : A. G. Riddle
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 406 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2021-03-04
Category : Climatic changes
ISBN : 1800241534

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The Lost Colony by A. G. Riddle Pdf

Against impossible odds, the last survivors of the human race have created a new home on a planet far from Earth. But everything is not as it seems - and they will end up facing their greatest challenge yet. The conclusion to the Long Winter trilogy.


Author : Jane Yolen,Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Readers
ISBN : 0439024528

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Roanoke by Jane Yolen,Heidi E. Y. Stemple Pdf

When John White returned to Roanoke, he found it completely empty. Carved into a tree near the village were the letters "CRO." On one of the palisade posts was the word "CROATOAN." All that they found inside the fort were bars of iron, pigs of lead, and iron shot. The small boat used by the colonists was gone. Weeds grew everywhere.

Cate of the Lost Colony

Author : Lisa Klein
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2010-10-12
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781599905075

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Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa Klein Pdf

Losing her favored status with Queen Elizabeth I when her forbidden romance with Sir Walter Ralegh is discovered, Lady Catherine is banished to the doomed colony of Roanoke, where she suspects Ralegh's unfaithfulness and falls for Croatoan Native American, Manteo.

The Secret Token

Author : Andrew Lawler
Publisher : Anchor
Page : 450 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2019-06-04
Category : History
ISBN : 9781101974605

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*National Bestseller* A sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and the sobering truths--about race, gender, and immigration--exposed by the story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina. Chartered by Queen Elizabeth I, their colony was to establish England's first foothold in the New World. But when the colony's leader, John White, returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers were nowhere to be found. They left behind only a single clue--a "secret token" carved into a tree. Neither White nor any other European laid eyes on the colonists again. What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? For four hundred years, that question has consumed historians and amateur sleuths, leading only to dead ends and hoaxes. But after a chance encounter with a British archaeologist, journalist Andrew Lawler discovered that solid answers to the mystery were within reach. He set out to unravel the enigma of the lost settlers, accompanying competing researchers, each hoping to be the first to solve its riddle. Thrilling and absorbing, The Secret Token offers a new understanding not just of the first English settlement in the New World but of how the mystery and significance of its disappearance continues to define and divide our country.

A Kingdom Strange

Author : James Horn
Publisher : Basic Books
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2010-03-30
Category : History
ISBN : 9780465021154

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The "gripping adventure story" (Christian Science Monitor) of the Lost Colony of Roanoke and the mystery at the center of the American founding In 1587, John White led 118 English men, women, and children to Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina, intending to establish the first English colony in America. Faced with dwindling supplies and hostile Indians, they soon found themselves struggling to survive. White returned to England for help, but when he returned to Roanoke in 1590, the colonists were nowhere to be found; never saw his friends or family again. Their disappearance has remained a mystery for four centuries, but as James Horn reveals in A Kingdom Strange, some from the party survived. Their descendants were discovered a century later, a living testament to America's remarkable origins.


Author : Lee Miller
Publisher : Random House
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2015-01-31
Category : History
ISBN : 9781473521841

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Roanoke by Lee Miller Pdf

November 1587. A report reaches London that Sir Walter Raleigh's expedition, which has left England months before to land the first English settlers in America, has foundered. Something has gone very wrong and the colony - 116 men, women and children - are in trouble. There will be no rescue: before help can reach them, all will vanish without trace. Were the Lost Colonists the victims of accident or of deliberate sabotage? Did they starve to death for lack of supplies or were they murdered by Indians? Their Governor, John White, admitted that they had enemies - powerful enemies who might want them dead. This remarkable work of historical detection establishes beyond doubt that the tragedy of the Lost Colony did not begin in far away Roanoke, but within the walls of Westminster - in the inner circle of Queen Elizabeth's government. Burghley, Walsingham, Leicester, Hatton, Essex - all had reasons to want Raleigh's mission to fail. Lee Miller examines the evidence and tells an astonishing story. After 400 years, the riddle of England's Lost Colony is brilliantly solved.

The Lost Colony of the Confederacy

Author : Eugene C. Harter
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Page : 172 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : American Confederate voluntary exiles
ISBN : 1585441023

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The Lost Colony of the Confederacy by Eugene C. Harter Pdf

The Lost Colony of the Confederacy is the story of a grim, quixotic journey of twenty thousand Confederates to Brazil at the end of the American Civil War. Although it is not known how many Confederates migrated to South America-estimates range from eight thousand to forty thousand-their departure was fueled by bitterness over a lost cause and a distaste for an oppressive victor. Encouraged by Emperor Dom Pedro, most of these exiles settled in Brazil. Although at the time of the Civil War the exodus was widely known and discussed as an indicator of the resentment against the Northern invaders and strict governmental measures, The Lost Colony of the Confederacy is the first book to focus on this mass migration. Eugene Harter vividly describes the lives of these last Confederates who founded their own city and were called Os Confederados. They retained much of their Southernness and lent an American flavor to Brazilian culture. First published in 1985, this work details the background of the exodus and describes the life of the twentiethcentury descendants, who have a strong link both to Southern history and to modern Brazil. The fires have cooled, but it is useful to understand the intense feelings that sparked the migration to Brazil. Southern ways have melded into Brazilian, and both are linked by the unbreakable bonds of history, as shown in this revealing account. The late EUGENE C. HARTER retired from the U.S. Senior Foreign Service and lived in Chestertown, Maryland, until his death in 2010. He was the grandson and greatgrandson of Confederates who left Texas and Mississippi as a part of the great Confederate migration in the late 1860s. Harter is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

The Mystery of the Lost Colony

Author : Carole Marsh
Publisher : Gallopade International
Page : 164 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2010-09-02
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780635076076

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When you purchase the Library Bound mystery you will receive FREE online eBook access! Carole Marsh Mystery Online eBooks are an easy, effective, and immediate way to read your favorite Carole Marsh Mystery on the go! Each web-hosted Online eBook is filled with the same exact pages as the book, plus additional features like pages that "flip" with a fun sound as you read, a full chapter directory, full-screen and thumbnail viewing capabilities, and more! Š Online eBooks allow readers to access their book anytime, from anywhere - by using a computer, tablet, or other device with Internet access. Š They require NO additional access or hosting fees Š When you purchase a library bound Carole Marsh Mystery book, you get unlimited access to the Online eBook version for FREE. Š You don't need to download Online eBooksŠ They are available to you online 24/7! Š Online eBooksare available exclusively from Gallopade, and are compatible with Macs, PC, iPad, and other devices with Internet access. Mimi tells Christina and Grant a mystery story about North Carolina's Lost Colony, complete with two boisterous boys, kidnapped coins, a foggy graveyard, a missing friend and a moonlight trip on an old sailing ship! LOOK what's inside this mystery - people, places, history and more! PLACES - North Carolina: Manteo's waterfront area Š The Graveyard, Manteo Š Kill Devil Hills Š Sharktooth Sea Š Rodanthe Š Roanoke Sound Š Shallowbag Bay on Ice Plant Island Š Wingina, Chief of the Indians Š Ocracoke Island Wild Ponies and Island Inn Š Elizabeth II; Dimensions, Materials used, design. PEOPLE: Sir Walter Raleigh Š John White Š Eleanor Dare Š Virginia Dare Š Queen Elizabeth Blackbeard the Pirate Š Mighty Midgetts of Chicamacomico Š The Werowance. HISTORY: Legend of the Banks Pony Š Elizabeth II Š Difficulties in survival in the New World: Food and Habitat. Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.4 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 140441 Lexile Measure: 890 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

The Lost Colony of Roanoke

Author : Brandon Fullam
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 267 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2017-03-28
Category : History
ISBN : 9781476667867

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The Lost Colony of Roanoke by Brandon Fullam Pdf

When Governor John White sailed for England from Roanoke Island in August 1587, he left behind more than 100 men, women and children. They were never seen again by Europeans. For more than four centuries the fate of the Roanoke colony has remained a mystery, despite the many attempts to construct a satisfactory, convincing explanation. New research suggests that all past and present theories are based upon a series of erroneous assumptions that have persisted for centuries. Through a close examination of the early accounts, previously unknown or unexamined documents, and native Algonquian oral tradition, this book deconstructs the traditional theories. What emerges is a fresh narrative of the ultimate fate of the Lost Colony.

The Lost Colony, Book One

Author : Grady Klein
Publisher : Macmillan
Page : 136 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2006-05-02
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 1596430974

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The Lost Colony, Book One by Grady Klein Pdf

A MYSTERIOUS ISLAND unknown to the rest of the world, in nineteenth-century America.ITS CITIZENS: A colorful and outrageous band of capitalists, inventors, hucksters, and freemen, who jealously guard the islands fantastic wealth from the prying fingers of the outside world, even as they attempt to conceal its captivating secrets from one another.The ingredients are gathered for The Lost Colony, a boiling concoction of slavery, patriotism, religion and greed the story of America itself.A warning however, to readers young and old: this is an addictive new series youve stumbled upon. The Lost Colonys self-contained world teems with endearing and memorable characters whose foibles speak to Americas own historical struggles with its demons.Skillfully crafted, richly illustrated in almost edible color, and always hilarious, The Lost Colony may soon feel like home . . . and you might never want to leave.


Author : Lee Miller
Publisher : Scholastic Reference
Page : 122 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : PSU:000061497436

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Roanoke by Lee Miller Pdf

The lost colony of Roanoke is one of America's oldest and most intriguing historical mysteries. The lost colony of Roanoke is America's birthplace and one of America's oldest mysteries. What makes this book unique is that every clue furnished by primary documents is treated as evidence. It answers the three questions essential to solving the mystery: Why were the lost colonists lost? Where did the lost colonists go? Why were the lost colonists never recovered? The answers come from the clues the colonists themselves left and are startling: * The colonists were not lost because of bad luck or a shortage of food, but because they were sabotaged! (cont.)

The Last Colony

Author : John Scalzi
Publisher : Tor Books
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2007-04-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781429933780

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The Last Colony by John Scalzi Pdf

Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up. That is, until his and Jane's past reaches out to bring them back into the game--as leaders of a new human colony, to be peopled by settlers from all the major human worlds, for a deep political purpose that will put Perry and Sagan back in the thick of interstellar politics, betrayal, and war. Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Author : Shannon McNear
Publisher : Barbour Publishing
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2021-12
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1643529544

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Elinor by Shannon McNear Pdf

Escape into this riveting story based on the Lost Colony of Roanoke. What if Elinor White Dare survived to leave a lasting legacy?