Dawn of a New World

The commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first permanent English settlement in America provides lessons in survival and death, cooperation and conflict, government and independent spirits. This first of a two-part Jamestown at 400 guide provides Washington Post articles, editorial cartoon, maps, illustrated Godspeed, and suggested activities for a study of Jamestown, yesterday and today. Read about and discuss the recreation of Virginia Algonquian, tobacco as the seed of empire and vice, and travel along the James River.

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