John Smith's Chesapeake voyages, 1607-1609

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University of Virginia Press,
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2007.
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English explorer and Virginia Colony founder Captain John Smith (1580-1631) conducted a number of sailing expeditions around the Chesapeake Bay. Put together by Rountree (emerita, anthropology, Old Dominion U.), Clark (executive director, Tri-County Council of Southern Maryland), and Mountford (an ecologist and environmental historian) on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of those voyages, this book aims to reconstruct the historical, scientific, archaeological, and ecological realities of the Chesapeake at the time of Smith's explorations. It provides narrative accounts of the voyages themselves, discusses the peoples that lived around the bay and their livelihoods, and gives a picture of the environment and human-environment relations in the region. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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subject_facet America -- Discovery and exploration -- British, Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Description and travel, Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- History -- 17th century
table_of_contents The Chesapeake environment in the early seventeenth century -- The world of Algonquian-speaking peoples -- Englishmen in the Chesapeake -- John Smith's first voyage up the Chesapeake Bay : June 2-July 21, 1608 -- John Smith's second voyage up the Chesapeake Bay : July 24-September 7, 1608 -- The Powhatan River, becoming "King James His River," and Hampton Roads -- The "Pamunkey" : the York River drainage -- The farmers and fishermen of the lower Eastern Shore -- The middle Eastern Shore : land of marsh and merchants -- The head of the bay : the Iroquoian speakers' northwest passage -- The Patuxent River basin : "good cheer" and "infinite kinds of fish" -- The Potomac River : conduit and boundary -- The Rappahannock River basin and the Piedmont peoples.
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title John Smith's Chesapeake voyages, 1607-1609
title_display John Smith's Chesapeake voyages, 1607-1609
title_full John Smith's Chesapeake voyages, 1607-1609 / Helen C. Rountree, Wayne E. Clark, and Kent Mountford ; contributing authors, Michael B. Barber ... [et al.]
title_short John Smith's Chesapeake voyages, 1607-1609
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