Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony recovers the earliest days of exploration and settlement-the often forgotten years between Columbus's voyages and the landing of the Mayflower. Writing from a background in both Indian and English history, Karen Ordahl Kupperman movingly describes the first English colony in America, bringing historical themes to life through fascinating portraits of individuals who lived the drama of the lost colony.
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