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Lethal encounters : Englishmen and Indians in colonial Virginia, Alfred A. Cave

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Lethal encounters : Englishmen and Indians in colonial Virginia
Title
Lethal encounters
Title remainder
Englishmen and Indians in colonial Virginia
Statement of responsibility
Alfred A. Cave
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This in-depth narrative history of the interactions between English settlers and American Indians during the Virginia colony's first century explains why a harmonious coexistence proved impossible. While the romanticized story of the Jamestown colony has been retold many times, the events following the marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe are less well known. The peace and goodwill did not last; within one hundred years of the English settlers' arrival in Virginia, the Indian population had been reduced by more than 90 percent through warfare, disease, and indiscriminate extermination. Britain's first successful settlements in America occurred more than four hundred years ago. Not surprisingly, the historical accounts of these events have often contained inaccuracies. This compelling study of colonial Virginia, based on the latest research, sheds new light on the tensions between the English and the American Indians and clarifies the facts about several storied relationships. In Lethal Encounters, Alfred A. Cave examines why the Anglo settlers were unable to establish a peaceful and productive relationship with the region's native inhabitants and explains how the deep prejudices harbored by both whites and Indians, the incompatibility of their economic and social systems, and the leadership failures of protagonists such as John Smith, Powhatan, Opechancanough, and William Berkeley contributed to this breakdown. "--
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Provided by publisher
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Cave, Alfred A
Dewey number
305.8009755
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.V7
LC item number
C28 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Virginia
  • Racism
  • Genocide
  • British
  • Colonists
  • Virginia
  • HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)
  • HISTORY / Native American
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Label
Lethal encounters : Englishmen and Indians in colonial Virginia, Alfred A. Cave
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Publication
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Originally published: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, c2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1522641
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 200 pages
Isbn
9780803248342
Isbn Type
(pbk. alk. paper)
Lccn
2013022977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1522641
  • (OCoLC)839395921
Label
Lethal encounters : Englishmen and Indians in colonial Virginia, Alfred A. Cave
Publication
Note
Originally published: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, c2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1522641
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 200 pages
Isbn
9780803248342
Isbn Type
(pbk. alk. paper)
Lccn
2013022977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1522641
  • (OCoLC)839395921

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