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Kupperman, Karen Ordahl 1939-

Works: 95 works in 290 publications in 1 language and 14,209 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biographies  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc  Nonfiction comics  Comics (Graphic works)  Graphic novels  Historical comics  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: F229, 973.2
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Most widely held works by Karen Ordahl Kupperman
The Jamestown project by Karen Ordahl Kupperman( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reconfiguring the national myth of Jamestown's failure [Karen Kupperman] shows how the settlement's distinctly messy first decade actually represents a period of ferment in which individuals were learning how to make a colony work ... the structures and practices that evolved through trial and error in Virginia would become the model for all successful English colonies, including Plymouth."--Jacket
Captain John Smith : a select edition of his writings by John Smith( )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents an imaginative selection and thematic arrangement of Captain John Smith's most important writings. The goal is to make Smith accessible to scholars, students, and general readers alike. The editor's introductory material and notes clarify Smith's meaning and the context in which he wrote, while the selections are large enough to allow Captain Smith to speak for himself
Roanoke, the abandoned colony by Karen Ordahl Kupperman( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony, Karen Ordahl Kupperman recounts one of the most gripping stories in American history. Writing from a background in both Indian and English history, she movingly describes the first English colony in America and places it within the context of the most recent historical research. She analyzes Carolina Algonquian culture in order to understand the Indians' response to the Europeans who intruded on them and brings historical themes to life through fascinating portraits of individuals who lived the drama of the lost colony. - Back cover
America in European consciousness, 1493-1750 by Va.) Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg( )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For review see: Stephen J. Homick, in The Hispanic Historical Review (HAHR), vol. 77, no. 1 (February 1997); p. 78-80
The Atlantic in world history by Karen Ordahl Kupperman( )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Europeans began to move into the Atlantic in the late fifteenth century, first encountering islands and then two continents across the sea, they initiated a process that revolutionized the lives of people everywhere. American foods enriched their diets. Furs, precious metals, dyes, and many other products underwrote new luxury trades, and tobacco became the first consumer craze as the price plummeted with ever-enlarging production. Much of the technology that made new initiatives, such as sailing out of sight of land, possibly drew on Asian advances that came into Europe through North Africa. Sugar and other crops came along the same routes, and Europeans found American environments ideal for their cultivation. Leaders along the African coast controlled the developing trade with Europeans, and products from around the Atlantic entered African life. As American plantations were organized on an industrial scale, they became voracious consumers of labor. American Indians, European indentured servants, and enslaved Africans were all employed, and over time slavery became the predominant labor system in the plantation economies. American Indians adopted imported technologies and goods to enhance their own lives, but diseases endemic in the rest of the world to which Americans had no acquired immunity led to dramatic population decline in some areas. From Brazil to Canada, Indians withdrew into the interior, where they formed large and powerful new confederations. Atlantic exchange opened new possibilities. All around the ocean, states that had been marginal to the main centers in the continents' interiors now found themselves at the forefront of developing trades with the promise of wealth and power. European women and men whose prospects were circumscribed at home saw potential in emigration. Economic aspirations beckoned large numbers, but also, in the maelstrom following the Reformation, others sought the chance to worship as they saw fit. Many saw their hopes dashed, but some succeeded as they had desired. Ultimately, as people of African and European descent came to predominate in American populations, they broke political ties to Europe and reshaped transatlantic relationships
Indians and English : facing off in early America by Karen Ordahl Kupperman( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this vividly written book, prize-winning author Karen Ordahl Kupperman refocuses our understanding of encounters between English venturers and Algonquians all along the East Coast of North America in the early years of contact and settlement. All parties in these dramas were uncertain--hopeful and fearful--about the opportunity and challenge presented by new realities. Indians and English both believed they could control the developing relationship. Each group was curious about the other, and interpreted through their own standards and traditions. At the same time both came from societies in the process of unsettling change and hoped to derive important lessons by studying a profoundly different culture. These meetings and early relationships are recorded in a wide variety of sources. Native people maintained oral traditions about the encounters, and these were written down by English recorders at the time of contact and since; many are maintained to this day. English venturers, desperate to make readers at home understand how difficult and potentially rewarding their enterprise was, wrote constantly of their own experiences and observations and transmitted native lore. Kupperman analyzes all these sources in order to understand the true nature of these early years, when English venturers were so fearful and dependent on native aid and the shape of the future was uncertain"--Publisher's description
Providence Island, 1630-1641 : the other Puritan colony by Karen Ordahl Kupperman( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thoroughly researched account of attempt by English Protestants to establish colony on Old Providence Island (Santa Catalina, off the coast of Nicaragua). Planted in 1630, colony failed to prosper for reasons author develops with clarity and erudition, and was wiped out by the Spanish in 1641. Failure, of course, did not end British interest in the Caribbean or in the Central American coast. Major work"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Settling with the Indians : the meeting of English and Indian cultures in America, 1580-1640 by Karen Ordahl Kupperman( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pocahontas and the English boys : caught between cultures in early Virginia by Karen Ordahl Kupperman( Book )

10 editions published between 2019 and 2021 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pocahontas and the English Boys" explores the culture of Early Virginia."--Provided by publisher
Major problems in American colonial history : documents and essays( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on topics in US history
The Princeton companion to Atlantic history by Joseph Calder Miller( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, the first encyclopedic reference work on Atlantic history, takes an integrated, multicontinental approach that emphasizes the dynamics of change and the perspectives and motivations of the peoples who made it happen
History comics. America's first mystery by Chris Schweizer( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over a hundred years before the pilgrims, the very first English settlers arrived on Roanoke Island. But without warning, these colonists abandoned their new home and disappeared without a trace. What happened to the colonists? To figure it out, we'll need to investigate how these missing settlers got to Roanoke in the first place, and what the people already living there thought about these strange foreigners. It's a case filled with brutal battles, perilous pirate ships, ruthless queens, scheming businessmen, and enough skeletons to fill a graveyard."--Provided by publisher
A true and exact history of the island of Barbados by Richard Ligon( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of Richard Ligon's book about the Caribbean in the seventeenth century includes an introduction that places the author and Barbados in historical context
American centuries : the ideas, issues, and values that shaped U.S. history( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Americans have created the most dynamic, distinctive, and diverse nation in the world in the five centuries since the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Each of these five centuries has witnessed momentous changes and possesses its own unique character and historical identity. American Centuries: The Ideas, Issues, and Values That Shaped U.S. History covers the nation's narrative in its entirety, devoting one volume to each century. By offering substantive articles that analyze foundational topics and themes connecting all five centuries, this five-volume reference allows readers to follow the growth, impact, and evolution of every major issue in U.S. history across 500 years ... Volume One: 16th Century focuses on Native American life on the eve of European contact and on early exploration and settlement. Volume Two: 17th Century focuses on life in Virginia, Massachusetts, New York, New Mexico, and other colonies and the establishment of European- and African-American institutions. Volume Three: 18th Century focuses on the growing wealth, diversity, and population of the American colonies, rising tensions with Great Britain, the onset of the American Revolution, the establishment of the United States, and the creation of the Constitution and a new national government. Volume Four: 19th Century focuses on western expansion and the disruption of American Indian life, the spread and conflict over slavery and the Civil War, the creation of the two-party system and extension of suffrage, and the growth of industrialization, urbanization, and immigration. Volume Five: 20th Century focuses on the nation's rise as a world power and global leader in trade and technology; the growth of suburbanization, immigration, and an advanced economy; and the experience of two world wars and the Civil Rights movement."--Page [4] of covers
The Jamestown project by Karen Ordahl Kupperman( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reconfiguring the national myth of Jamestown's failure, Karen Kupperman shows how the settlement's distinctly messy first decade actually represents a period of ferment in which individuals were learning how to make a colony work. Despite the settlers' dependence on the Chesapeake Algonquians and strained relations with their London backers, they forged a tenacious colony that survived where others had failed. Indeed, the structures and practices that evolved through trial and error in Virginia would become the model for all successful English colonies, including Plymouth."--Page 4 of cover
North America and the beginnings of European colonization by Karen Ordahl Kupperman( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relation of Virginia : a boy's memoir of life with the Powhatans and Patawomecks by Henry Spelman( Book )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le site de l'éditeur indique : "A memoir of one of America's first adventurers, a young boy who acted as a link between the Jamestown colonists and the Patawomecks and Powhatans. “Being in displeasure of my friends, and desirous to see other countries, after three months sail we come with prosperous winds in sight of Virginia.” So begins the fascinating tale of Henry Spelman, a 14 year-old boy sent to Virginia in 1609. One of Jamestown's early arrivals, Spelman soon became an integral player, and sometimes a pawn, in the power struggle between the Chesapeake Algonquians and the English settlers. Shortly after he arrived in the Chesapeake, Henry accompanied another English boy, Thomas Savage, to Powhatan's capital and after a few months went to live with the Patawomeck chief Iopassus on the Potomac. Spelman learned Chesapeake Algonquian languages and customs, acted as an interpreter, and knew a host of colonial America's most well-known figures, from Pocahontas to Powhatan to Captain John Smith. This remarkable manuscript tells Henry's story in his own words, and it is the only description of Chesapeake Algonquian culture written with an insider's knowledge. Spelman's account is lively and insightful, rich in cultural and historical detail. A valuable and unique primary document, this book illuminates the beginnings of English America and tells us much about how the Chesapeake Algonquians viewed the English invaders. It provides the first transcription from the original manuscript since 1872."
The colonization of North America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the colonization of North America, from the European situations that encouraged migration to America, to the adventurous explorers and settlers and their quests for riches or religious freedom, to the friendships and conflict between the colonists and Native Americans. The first settlements explores the settlement of St. Augustine, Fla., Ponce de Leon's quest for riches, and the dominance of Spain over France and England in the colonization of Florida. . The Spanish settlements chronicles the exploits of Cortes, De Soto, and Coronado; Spanish incursions into South and Central America, Mexico and the American Southwest. The French settlements discusses the French tradiing networks, their alliances with Native Americans, and their conflicts witih settlers. The English settlements examines the establishment of Roanoke in 1585; the successful settlement of Jamestown, Va.; the roles of Captain John Smith, Pocahontas, and Chief Powhatan; the settlement of Plymouth, Mass. in 1620; Plymouth Rock and the first Thanksgiving
Calendar of state papers, colonial : North America and the West Indies, 1574-1739 by Great Britain( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our earliest colonial settlements : their diversities of origin and later characteristics by Charles McLean Andrews( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1933, Our Earliest Colonial Settlements describes in clear and engaging prose the origins, development, and transatlantic nature of the seventeenth-century English colonies in Virginia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Maryland. Far ahead of his time in arguing that America's colonial experience could only be understood within the broader history of European colonization, Charles M. Andrews anticipated much of the current scholarship on American colonial history and its place in the Atlantic World. -- from back cover
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The Jamestown project The Jamestown project
Captain John Smith : a select edition of his writingsRoanoke, the abandoned colonyAmerica in European consciousness, 1493-1750Indians and English : facing off in early AmericaProvidence Island, 1630-1641 : the other Puritan colonyMajor problems in American colonial history : documents and essaysA true and exact history of the island of BarbadosAmerican centuries : the ideas, issues, and values that shaped U.S. history
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