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America S 400th Anniversary

Author : Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission (U.S.)
ISBN : PURD:32754081202982
Genre : Jamestown (Va.)
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From Book's Foreword: It is our privilege to submit the Final Report of the Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission, created by Act of Congress (Public Law 106-565) and signed into law by the President of the United States on December 23, 2000. Our report summarizes the extraordinary story of America's 400th Anniversary, an 18-month program of commemorative activities and events that afforded Americans the opportunity to honor their nation's beginning at Jamestown and reflect upon the vision and values that define the world's oldest republic. The anniversary program was a resounding success. We wish to express our appreciation to the President and the Congress, and ultimately the American People, for the vigorous support we received throughout the course and planning and executing the commemorative program. We are especially grateful for the singular honor of serving the Commission. The 400th anniversary commemoration produced stunning new discoveries, significant new scholarship, impressive new interpretive facilities, and illuminating new educational initiatives that will continue to enhance our understanding of the remarkably consequential convergence of man and nature in the Chesapeake region four centuries ago. Anniversary-related programs and activities increased public awareness of the foundational importance of the Jamestown settlement and Virginia colony of our nation's history.
Category: Jamestown (Va.)

The Unsettlement Of America

Author : Anna Brickhouse
ISBN : 9780199875597
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In The Unsettlement of America, Anna Brickhouse explores the fascinating career and ambivalent narrative legacy of Paquiquineo, a largely forgotten Native translator of the early modern Atlantic world. Encountered by Spanish explorers in 1561 near the future site of the Jamestown settlement, Paquiquineo traveled to Spain and from there to Mexico, where he was christened as Don Luis de Velasco. Regarded as a promising envoy to indigenous populations, Don Luis experienced nearly a decade of European civilization before thwarting the Spanish colonization of Ajac?n, his native land on the eastern seaboard, in a dramatic act of unsettlement. Throughout this sweeping account, Brickhouse argues for the interpretive and knowledge-producing roles played by Don Luis as well as a range of other translators acting in Native-European contact zones while helping to shape an arena of inter-indigenous transmission in Europe and the Americas, from coastal Virginia and the Floridas to Cuzco, Peru; from colonial Cuba and Mexico to London and the royal court in Cordova, Spain. The book argues for the conceptual significance of unsettlement: the literal thwarting or destruction of settlement as well as a heuristic for understanding a range of texts related to settler colonialism throughout the hemisphere. As Brickhouse demonstrates, the story of Don Luis was told and retold-as well as censored, distorted, and suppressed-in an array of writings from the sixteenth century to the twentieth. Tracing accounts of this "unfounding father" as they unfold across the centuries, The Unsettlement of America addresses the problems of translation at the heart of his compelling story and speculates on the implications of the literary afterlife of Don Luis for the present and future of hemispheric American studies.
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Markings On Earth

Author : Karenne Wood
ISBN : 0816521654
Genre : Poetry
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ÒTen thousand years of history, and we find the remains of ancestors removed from their burial mound . . . Ò Impressions of the past, markings on earth, are part of the world of Karenne Wood. A member of the Monacan tribe of Virginia, she writes with insight and grace on topics that both reflect and extend her Native heritage. Markings on Earth is a cyclical work that explores the many dimensions of human experience, from our interaction with the environment to personal relationships. In these pages we relive the arrival of John Smith in America and visit the burial mounds of the Monacan people, experience the flight of the great blue heron and witness the dance of the spider. We also share the personal journey of one individual who seeks to overcome her sense of alienation from her people and her past. WoodÕs palette is not only Nature but human nature as well. She writes pointedly about shameful episodes of American history, such as the devastation of Appalachia by mining companies and the ÒdisappearanceÓ of Indian peoples. She also addresses forms of everyday violence known to many of us, such as alcoholism and sexual abuse. Wood conveys an acceptance of history and personal trauma, but she finds redemption in a return to tradition and a perception of the worldÕs natural grace. Through these elegantly crafted words, we come to know that Native writers need not be limited to categorical roles determined by their heritage. Markings on Earth displays a fidelity to human experience, evoking that experience through poems honed to perfection. It is an affirmation of survival, a work that suggests one personÕs life cannot be separated from the larger story of its community, its rootedness in history, and its timeless connections to the world.
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Glenn Brown S History Of The United States Capitol

Author : Glenn Brown
ISBN : MINN:31951D02399807H
Genre : Architecture
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Plastics, discusses plastic as a material, the different manufacturing and processing techniques, historical uses, current uses, an explanation of the harmful effects on the environment, and how to reuse and recycle plastics. Additionally, this title features a table of contents, glossary, index, color photographs, diagrams, recycling sidebars, statistics, and recommended websites for further exploration.
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The Cradle Of The Republic

Author : Lyon G. Tyler
ISBN : 9780788432224
Genre : History
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Six years after the appearance of the first edition of this work, two new sources of information became available: the collection of manuscripts purchased by the Library of Congress from a member of the Ambler family, and a monograph titled The Site of Ol
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The Revolution In Virginia 1775 1783

Author : John E. Selby
ISBN : 0879352337
Genre : History
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Analyzes the political, administrative, and military history of Virginia during the American Revolution. Stressing the contributions, in both men and material, that the state made to the new nation's war effort, this work shows how Virginia's leaders responded to the need to expand the state's administration and mobilize its people for war.
Category: History