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Before the Pilgrims, a ‘Savage’ Jamestown

A Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America by Benjamin Woolley

Reviewed by Gregory M. Lamb
Christian Science Monitor

"Is America the product of the earnest, reverent, family-values-oriented Pilgrims of 1620 or the adventurers, castoffs, and profiteers of Jamestown, Va., who set foot in the New World 13 years before the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock? The Pilgrims have amassed the bulk of history's notice and favorable publicity, escaping religious persecution to build a peaceful new home in a wilderness and providing a fitting creation story for a new nation. But this month marks the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown experiment, and a slew of new books and articles is causing that venture to be seen with fresh eyes...." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor review.

One Response to "Before the Pilgrims, a ‘Savage’ Jamestown"

    Andy Brady May 21st, 2007 at 5:30 pm


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