Susan Rosenfeld's Encyclopedia of American Historical Documents PDF

By Susan Rosenfeld

ISBN-10: 0816049955

ISBN-13: 9780816049950

Prepared to check the 10 eras defined within the nationwide criteria for usa background, this assortment presents not just the files, from the announcement of Independence to Nixon's stopover at with Elvis, but in addition heritage details to assist position the records of their ancient context.

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Edinburgh: E. & G. Goldsmid, 1885–1890. Richard Hakluyt, “Discourse Concerning Westerne Planting,” 1584 The purpose of this unpublished state paper, written by Richard Hakluyt in 1584 was to stir interest in colonization of the Western Hemisphere. Hakluyt was an ordained minister in the Church of England and served as chaplain to the English ambassador in Paris in the 1580s. It was there that his interest in the explorations of the European powers was fueled. He later published a collection of eyewitness accounts and other records of English and foreign explorers in an enlarged, reconstructed edition called The Principal Navigations, Voyages and Discoveries of the English Nation (1598–1600), one of the most important collections of exploration documents in existence.

Worme Silke: In manie of our journeys we found silke wormes fayre and great; as bigge as our ordinary walnuttes. Although it hath not beene our happe to have found such plentie as elsewhere to be in the countrey we have heard of; yet seeing that the countrey doth naturally breede and nourish them, there is no doubt but if art be added in planting of mulbery trees and others fitte for them in commodious places, for their feeding and nourishing; and some of the carefully gathered and husbanded in that sort as by men of skill is knowne to be necessarie: there will rise as great profite in time to the Virginians, as thereof doth now the Persians, Turkes, Italians and Spaniards.

Children are nursed to the age of twelve years, when they are old enough to gather their own food. We asked them why they brought their children up in that way and they replied, it was owing to the great scarcity of food all over that country, since it was common (as we saw) to be without it two or three days, and even four, and for that reason they nursed the little ones so long to preserve them from perishing through hunger. And even if they should survive, they would be very delicate and weak.

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