While disease, famine and continuing attacks took a toll on the population, there were times when the Powhatan Indian trade revived the colony with food.
While disease, famine and continuing attacks took a toll on the population, there were times when the Powhatan Indian trade revived the colony with food.
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COLONIAL AMERICA

American Schemers

Americans have traditionally abridged Jamestown's story to the single scene of Pocahontas saving the life of Captain John Smith.
Americans have traditionally abridged Jamestown's story to the single scene of Pocahontas saving the life of Captain John Smith. (Commissioned By The Works Progress Administration / Getty Images)

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Reviewed by Tony Horwitz
Sunday, March 11, 2007

THE JAMESTOWN PROJECT

By Karen Ordahl Kupperman

Harvard Univ. 380 pp. $29.95

SAVAGE KINGDOM

The True Story

of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement

of America

By Benjamin Woolley

HarperCollins. 496 pp. $27.50

THE BIRTH OF BLACK AMERICA

The First African Americans and the Pursuit of Freedom at Jamestown

By Tim Hashaw


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