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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

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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
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived on Roanoke, an island off the coast of North Carolina. Chartered by Queen Elizabeth I, their colony was to establish a foothold for England in the New World. But by the time the colony's leader, John White, returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission in England, his settlers were nowhere to be found. They had vanished into the wilderness, leaving behind only a single clue, the word 'Croatoan' carved into a tree. The disappearance of the Lost Colony became an enduring American mystery. For four centuries, it has gone unsolved, obsessing countless historians, archeologists, and amateur sleuths. Today, after centuries of searching in vain, new clues have begun to surface. Here, Andrew Lawler offers a beguiling history of the Lost Colony, and of the relentless quest to bring its fate to light
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Summary
Documents the events surrounding the unsolved 1587 disappearance of the Roanoke Island colony, tracing major investigations from the past 400 years as well as the author's own findings about how the Lost Colony is tied to today's America
Writing style
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10663592
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Lawler, Andrew
Dewey number
975.6/175
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F229
LC item number
.L39 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Roanoke Colony
  • Roanoke Island (N.C.)
Target audience
adult
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myth, obsession, and the search for the lost colony of Roanoke
Label
The secret token : myth, obsession, and the search for the lost colony of Roanoke, Andrew Lawler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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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
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
System control number
  • on1003666494
  • (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
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
System control number
  • on1003666494
  • (OCoLC)1003666494

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