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The Resource The secret token : myth, obsession, and the search for the lost colony of Roanoke, Andrew Lawler

The secret token : myth, obsession, and the search for the lost colony of Roanoke, Andrew Lawler

Label
The secret token : myth, obsession, and the search for the lost colony of Roanoke
Title
The secret token
Title remainder
myth, obsession, and the search for the lost colony of Roanoke
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Lawler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and the sobering truths--about race, gender, and immigration--exposed by the Lost Colony of Roanoke. In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina. Chartered by Queen Elizabeth I, their colony was to establish England's first foothold in the New World. But when the colony's leader, John White, returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers were nowhere to be found. They left behind only a single clue--a "secret token" carved into a tree. Neither White nor any other European laid eyes on the colonists again. What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? For four hundred years, that question has consumed historians and amateur sleuths, leading only to dead ends and hoaxes. But after a chance encounter with a British archaeologist, journalist Andrew Lawler discovered that solid answers to the mystery were within reach. He set out to unravel the enigma of the lost settlers, accompanying competing researchers, each hoping to be the first to solve its riddle. In the course of his journey, Lawler encounters a host of characters obsessed with the colonists and their fate, and he determines why the Lost Colony continues to haunt our national consciousness. Thrilling and absorbing, The Secret Token offers a new understanding not just of the first English settlement in the New World but of how its disappearance continues to define--and divide--America."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawler, Andrew
Dewey number
975.6/175
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F229
LC item number
.L39 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roanoke Colony
  • Roanoke Island (N.C.)
Label
The secret token : myth, obsession, and the search for the lost colony of Roanoke, Andrew Lawler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The planting. Some delicate garden ; All signs of joy ; Firing invisible bullets ; Small things flourish by concord -- Part two: The search. A whole country of English ; Child of science and slow time ; A four-hundred-year-old cover-up ; Pot of brass ; Rejoicing in things stark naughty ; We dare anything ; Heap plenty wampum -- Part three: The revelation. Who's afraid of Virginia Dare? ; Swamp saints and renegades ; Return to Roanoke ; An old buck Christmas -- Coda : a brave kingdom
Control code
on1003666494
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 426 pages
Isbn
9780385542012
Lccn
2017045395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1003666494
Label
The secret token : myth, obsession, and the search for the lost colony of Roanoke, Andrew Lawler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The planting. Some delicate garden ; All signs of joy ; Firing invisible bullets ; Small things flourish by concord -- Part two: The search. A whole country of English ; Child of science and slow time ; A four-hundred-year-old cover-up ; Pot of brass ; Rejoicing in things stark naughty ; We dare anything ; Heap plenty wampum -- Part three: The revelation. Who's afraid of Virginia Dare? ; Swamp saints and renegades ; Return to Roanoke ; An old buck Christmas -- Coda : a brave kingdom
Control code
on1003666494
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 426 pages
Isbn
9780385542012
Lccn
2017045395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1003666494

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