Jamestown Project

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The Jamestown Project discusses the monumental landmark, the colony of Jamestown, was in Atlantic History. The story of Jamestown is told in a much more authentic, elaborate style than our textbooks has presented. As Kupperman points out, Jamestown was not only important to United State’s history but also to British history. From the motivations to the lasting effects, she gives an accurate account of all components involved in Jamestown. Also, there is a chapter devoted to the Native American experience, which shows a non-Western view of events. The book is written in a format that is easily read but also compacted with information. More importantly she puts Jamestown in its right place in United State’s and British history, as the …show more content…
In chapter eight, talks about the lack of food because of the Little Ace and reforms made to support the colony. Also, it talks about the trip Pocahantas’ took to England. Chapter nine deals with the maturity of Jamestown. It examines how a boom in population and the result of the reforms caused Jamestown to mature.
The Jamestown Project conveys two fundamental points, which can be found in the first and last chapters. The first is other multiple factors affected Jamestown’s success. Secondly, Jamestown was the foundation of United States and the model for all other British colonies.
The first chapter is named, “Elizabethan England Engages the World, where it discusses the initial struggle to gain control. Within this chapter, she discusses the religious wars and England’s intrusion upon the Iberian control under Queen Elizabeth’s reign. Religion was a major factor in British expansion. After the Roman Empire, Christianity, particularly Roman Catholicism, was the prevalent religion in all of Western Europe. The beginning of the chapter states how the Europeans associated all things with Bible. When the Native Americans come along, “European natural historians rushed to try to comprehend the species and the environment of this newly revealed different world in order to achieve the understanding that was a part of God’s plan.” (13) Different Christian denominations interpreted “God’s plan” differently. After the Reformation,

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