The story of Roanoke is a tale marked by courage, miscalculation, exhilaration, intrigue, and enduring mystery. Now in its second edition, Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony tells the tragic and heroic story of the lost colony during the years between Columbus's voyages and the landing of the Mayflower. Award-winning historian Karen Ordahl Kupperman brings to life the struggle of the settlers and the complex Native American cultures they encountered; and examines reasons for the colony's failure and what might have become of the first English settlers in the New World.
Karen Ordahl Kupperman is Silver Professor of History at New York University. She is the award-winning author of Indians and English: Facing Off in Early America and Providence Island, 1630-1641: The Other Puritan Colony.
Chapter 1: England's Bid for Greatness Chapter 2: The First Colony: A Military Outpost Chapter 3: Expectations Chapter 4: The Carolina Algonquians on the Eve of Colonization Chapter 5: The Strained Relationship of Indians and Colonists Chapter 6: The Debate Over Colonies Chapter 7: A Genuine Settlement Chapter 8: Abandonment at Roanoke Chapter 9: Endings Epilogue: The Nature of Successful Colonization Afterword