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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.
The review of this Book prepared by Gene Williamson








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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   20th century    -   19th century    -   18th century    -   17th century    -   1000-1600 AD History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   American--General History of a journey/colonization?    -   Yes Kind of journey?    -   boat travel

Subjects of this Historical Account

Religion? (if plays a major part)    -   Protestants! Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   European/White Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Somewhat sympathetic From a certain profession/group?    -   politicians Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Spain    -   England/UK    -   France The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Central Small town?    -   Yes If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is moderately liberal

Writing Style

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...    -   thoughtful How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on the people/nation level Minor characters feature lots of:    -   Indians Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Maps necessary?    -   Necessary maps provided Length of book    -   201-250 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   6 ()

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