|Plot Summary of Of the Sea and Skies: Historic Hampton and Its Times|
This book covers a period of more than 500 years, beginning with the exploratory voyages and expeditions that led to the colonization of Virginia at Jamestown in 1607. The title is from Shakespeare, whose countrymen were the first to establish a permanent community in America. They came from the sea and settled Hampton in 1610 on the site of an ancient Indian village that one day would be the NASA proving grounds for America's first leap into space. What happened in between is placed against a backdrop that puts Hampton and the surrounding area into historical perspective. Hampton survives today as the oldest English-speaking settlement in continuous existence outside the British Isles. Hampton's story is America's story.
This synopsis report prepared by Gene Williamson
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|Chapter Analysis of Of the Sea and Skies: Historic Hampton and Its Times|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Kind Of History
Time of history:
- 20th century
- 19th century
- 18th century
- 17th century
- 1000-1600 AD
History of a people?
History of a journey/colonization?
Kind of journey?
- boat travel
Subjects of this Historical Account
Religion? (if plays a major part)
Ethnicity (if plays a major part)
Is the portrayal sympathetic?
- Somewhat sympathetic
From a certain profession/group?
Intelligence of subject of
The Americas (not US):
If applicable, liberal/conservative?
- Historian is moderately liberal
How much gore?
- 2 ()
How fast-paced is the book?
- 4 ()
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Book makes you feel...
How much focus on stories of individuals?
- Focuses mostly on the people/nation level
Minor characters feature lots of:
Is this a kid's book?
- Ages 16-Adult
- A handful
- Necessary maps provided
Length of book
- 201-250 pages
How much emphasis on small details?
- 6 ()
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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