From the Old World to the New; How America Was Found and Settled

From the Old World to the New; How America Was Found and Settled

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...nor Raleigh, nor any one since their day, has ever known what became of "Raleigh's lost colony" at Roanoke. THINGS TO REMEMBER 1. The English became interested in America later than the other nations of Europe. 2. The English and Spanish hated each other. 3. Sir John Hawkins began the slave trade by seizing negroes from their homes in Africa and selling them to the planters in the West Indies. 4. The Spaniards used to fire upon English vessels. 5. After this Hawkins, Francis Drake, and others sailed about seizing Spanish ships. 6. Sir Humphrey Gilbert tried twice to found a colony, but failed. 7. Sir Walter Raleigh tried twice also, and also failed. The second of his colonies was left without supplies for nearly four years because England had seized all English ships to fight against the Spanish Armada. When the supplies did reach the colony, there was no one left there. This is called the "lost colony." THINGS TO READ 1. Hale's "Stories of Discovery," pp. 86-107. 2. Towle's "Heroes," volume on Raleigh. 3. Higginson's "Young Folks' Series," No. 5. 4. "Raleigh and the Potato," Wide Awake, Vol. 28, p. 313. THINGS TO DO 1. Make a list of the reasons why Raleigh thought a colony in America would be a good thing for England. 2. Find Roanoke Island on a map in your geography. 3. Find all you can about the two plants brought from America by Raleigh's colonists. Were they good things to discover? 4. Write about Sir Walter Raleigh, using the following topics: --I. How he came to be a favorite with the queen. II. How he became interested in America. III. His life after his failures in America. Nearly a million dollars spent, and nothing but two failures to show for it. This was Raleigh's story, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236577213
  • 9781236577214