Roanoke Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony

ISBN-10: 0142002283

ISBN-13: 9780142002285

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Description: In November of 1587, a report reached London claiming Sir Walter Raleigh's expedition to land English settlers in America had foundered. The colony on Roanoke Island off of the coast of North Carolina-115 men, women, and children-had disappeared without a trace. For four hundred years, the question of what became of the doomed settlers has remained unanswered. Where did they go? What really happened? Why were they on Roanoke Island in the first place, as that was not their destination? Using her consummate skills as an anthropologist and ethnohistorian, Lee Miller casts new light on the previously inexplicable puzzle of Roanoke, unraveling a thrilling web of deceit that can be traced back to the inner circle of Queen Elizabeth's government to finally solve the lasting mystery of the Lost Colony. "Lee Miller offers enlivening insight and astounding detail as she resurrects a four-hundred-year-old American mystery." (Chicago Tribune)

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 5/28/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Maps
A Case of Missing Persons
The Disappearance
A Case of Missing Persons
John White: Governor
Of London
Of Population
Of Religion
The Colonists
In Certain Danger
A Case of Murder
Sabotage
The Second Roanoke Expedition: Grenville and the Secotan (1585)
The Second Roanoke Expedition: Lane's Command (1585-1586)
Chaunis Temoatan and a Murder (1586)
A Case of Conspiracy
The Lost Colonists (1587)
Raleigh's Rise to Power
Political Turmoil
The Players
The Motive
The Game
The Fall
Who are the Mandoag?
Raleigh's Search
Jamestown
War on the Powhatan
Requiem
Deep in the Interior
Who Are the Mandoag?
Epilogue
Wingina and the Secotan
The Meaning of Mandoag and Nottoway
Notes and References
Bibliography
Index
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