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What's so special about Jamestown, Virginia? In this new, compelling book from author Shawnta French, find out more about Jamestown, Virginia ... Jamestown was a settlement in the Colony of Virginia. Established by the Virginia Company of London as "James Fort" on May 14, 1607, it was the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States, following several earlier failed attempts, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke. It would serve as capital of the colony for 83 years. Within a year of its founding, the Virginia Company brought Polish and Dutch colonists to help improve the settlement. In 1619, the first documented Africans were brought to Jamestown, though the modern conception of slavery in the future United States did not begin in Virginia until 1660. When the colony was subdivided into the original eight shires of Virginia in 1634, the town became located in the eponymous James City Shire. The London Company's second settlement, Bermuda, claims to be the site of the oldest town in the English New World, as St. George's, Bermuda was officially established in 1612, whereas James Fort, in Virginia, was not to be converted into James towne until 1619, and further did not survive into the present day. In 1699, the capital was relocated from Jamestown to what is today Williamsburg, after which Jamestown ceased to exist as a settlement, existing today only as an archaeological site. Today, Jamestown is one of three locations comprising the Historic Triangle of Colonial Virginia, along with Williamsburg and Yorktown, with two primary heritage sites. Historic Jamestowne, the archaeological site on Jamestown Island, is a cooperative effort by Jamestown National Historic Site, and Preservation Virginia. The Jamestown Settlement, a living history interpretive site, is operated by the Jamestown Yorktown Foundation in conjunction with the Commonwealth of Virginia. So, what seperates this book from the rest? A comprehensive narrative of Jamestown, Virginia, this book gives a full understanding of the subject. A brief guide of subject areas covered in "1607 In The Thirteen Colonies - Jamestown, Virginia" include - - Jamestown, Virginia - History of the Jamestown Settlement (1607???1699) - European colonization of the Americas - Jamestown Rediscovery - Historic Jamestowne - Jamestown Settlement - Jamestown Exposition - Jamestown 2007 Find out more of this subject, it's intricacies and it's nuances. Discover more about it's importance. Develop a level of understanding required to comprehend this fascinating concept. Author Shawnta French has worked hard researching and compiling this fundamental work, and is proud to bring you "1607 In The Thirteen Colonies - Jamestown, Virginia" ... Read this book today ...
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