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American Genesis: Captain John Smith and the Founding of Virginia (Library of American Biography Series) Paperback – January 17, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0673393555 ISBN-10: 0673393550 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 207 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (January 17, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0673393550
  • ISBN-13: 978-0673393555
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #767,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on April 22, 2004
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This book is written in the style of an "historical account of happenings." I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of the book which told of John Smith's early adventures and his coming to America then setting up the first English colony. The second half of the book however, did not include John Smith himself, just his policies and ideals. The latter part of the book told of many subsequent men who headed Virginia and how their successes were based on John Smith's early ideals and requests (usually not met by England or the colonists of his era). It is a good book for study with the first half being the better read.

PS. Students can get all the information they need on the founding of Virginia by reading only half of the book's 190 pages.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MarkK VINE VOICE on February 4, 2005
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The eventual success of the British colonial establishment in America belied its inauspicious beginnings. Failing twice in the 16th century, it was only with the establishment of Jamestown in 1607 that the English succeeded in placing a permanent settlement in the New World - and even this nearly failed on a number of occasions. Its success can be attributed in part to John Smith, one of the leaders of the expedition and the subject of Alden Vaughan's book.

Smith's early life proved adventurous. Growing up during the age of Elizabethan heroics, he inherited its adventurous spirit, and as a young man served as a mercenary in Continental armies. His return to England coincided with the renewed interest in colonizing the New World, and he soon was recruited for the London Company's exhibition to Chesapeake Bay. Vaughan notes the tensions created by Smith's selection, which as a yeoman was resented by the aristocrats that had signed on in the hope of winning vast wealth for themselves.

This resentment soon emerged on the voyage to America, as an effort to discredit him temporarily cost him his role on the governing board. After reaching Jamestown, he soon emerged as the principal negotiator with the leader of the local Indians, Powhatan. Though Smith made a favorable impression with Powhatan, this did little to mitigate the hostility that quickly emerged between the two groups, which was just one of the many problems the early colony faced. Vaughan states that in the early years of the colony's existence, the only time that it met the basic needs of survival - political stability, economic prosperity, and peaceful relations with the Indians - was during Smith's tenure as its president.
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By Boookman on March 2, 2014
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Fascinating look at Jamestown's founding and at Captain John Smith. Very good information regarding Captain John Smith's past before he came to the New World and how that life influenced him as a result. I used this book as a reference for a college paper.
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Graet addition to any library on American history. A book one can always go back to for insights.
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