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Pocahontas: The Life and the Legend

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Publisher Comments:

The amazing story and alluring personality of Pocahontas (1595–1617) have endured the enlargement of legend and the distortions of time, as if waiting for Mossiker's skill, scholarship, and sensitivity to reveal Pocahontas as she was. This biography illuminates the dual world within which she struggled to identify herself, and her enormous impact on its leading figures: the first encounters and skirmishes between Indians and Englishmen in 1607; Pocahontas's dramatic rescue of Captain John Smith and her later abduction; her marriage to the Father of Tobacco, John Rolfe; the fateful voyage to England and her early death. The book also examines the myths and commercialization that have entombed Pocahontas through the centuries. In absorbing detail this vivid biography resurrects the real Pocahontas and unveils the uses—noble and ignoble—America has made of her.

Book News Annotation:

Beginning with the Spanish conquistadors and ending with Pontiac's War in 1763, some 700 essays present a balanced, comprehensive treatment of the era, making available detailed treatment and hard-to-find facts. In addition to entries for wars, battles, and treaties, biographical sketches, and forts and geopolitically significant locales, analytical essays explore the diplomatic and military history of some 50 Native American groups, as well as Dutch, English, French, Spanish, and Swiss colonies. Each entry contains references and cross-references.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"The amazing story and alluring personality of Pocahontas (1595–1617) have endured the enlargement of legend and the distortions of time, as if waiting for Mossiker's skill, scholarship, and sensitivit"

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-383) and index.

About the Author

Frances Mossiker is the author of many highly praised books, including Napoleon and Josephine and The Affair of the Poisons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306806995
production:
Mossiker, Frances
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Author:
Mossiker, Frances
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Jamestown, virginia
Subject:
Powhatan women
Subject:
Jamestown (Va.) History.
Subject:
Powhatan Indians.
Subject:
Jamestown
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Pocahontas
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Edition Number:
Version franðcaise.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 966-967
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Elementary and junior high
Language:
French.
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
422
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.38 in 16 oz

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