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The Resource Willoughbyland : England's lost colony, Matthew Parker

Willoughbyland : England's lost colony, Matthew Parker

Label
Willoughbyland : England's lost colony
Title
Willoughbyland
Title remainder
England's lost colony
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Parker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At the beginning of the 1650s, wrecked by plague and civil war, England was in ruins. Yet shimmering on the horizon was a vision of paradise called Willoughbyland. When Sir Walter Raleigh set out to South America to find the legendary city of El Dorado, he paved the way for an endless series of adventurers who would struggle against the harsh reality of South America's wild jungles. Six decades later, when a group of English gentlemen expelled from England chose to establish a new colony there, they named the settlement in honor of its founder--Sir Francis Willoughby. Located in the lush landscape between the Amazon and Orinoco rivers, in what is now Suriname, Willougbyland experienced one of colonialism's most spectacular rises. But as planters and traders followed explorers, and mercenaries and soldiers followed political dissidents, the one-time paradise became a place of terror and cruelty, of sugar and slavery. A microcosm of the history of empire, this is the hitherto untold story of that fateful colony"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, Matthew,
Dewey number
988.3/01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F2423
LC item number
.P37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Willoughby of Parham, Francis Willoughby
  • Raleigh, Walter
  • Suriname
  • Suriname
  • Great Britain
Label
Willoughbyland : England's lost colony, Matthew Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Hutchinson, a Penguin Random House company"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-285) 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
Foreword: Suriname River, 2014 -- Every man's longing -- El Dorado -- Ralegh and the beautiful empire of Guiana -- The heirs of Ralegh -- Ralegh's last voyage -- Francis Lord Willoughby -- A brave land -- A peculiar form of government -- The restoration : a tumbling and rolling world -- Repression and revolt -- Aphra Behn, Agent 160 -- Sugar, slavery and Oroonoko -- The return of Willoughby -- War and ruin -- Astrea and Celadon -- The fall of Fort Willoughby -- Victory and anguish -- Postscript
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250112835
Lccn
2016054215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn947146231
  • (OCoLC)947146231
  • 2036555
Label
Willoughbyland : England's lost colony, Matthew Parker
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Hutchinson, a Penguin Random House company"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-285) 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
Foreword: Suriname River, 2014 -- Every man's longing -- El Dorado -- Ralegh and the beautiful empire of Guiana -- The heirs of Ralegh -- Ralegh's last voyage -- Francis Lord Willoughby -- A brave land -- A peculiar form of government -- The restoration : a tumbling and rolling world -- Repression and revolt -- Aphra Behn, Agent 160 -- Sugar, slavery and Oroonoko -- The return of Willoughby -- War and ruin -- Astrea and Celadon -- The fall of Fort Willoughby -- Victory and anguish -- Postscript
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250112835
Lccn
2016054215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn947146231
  • (OCoLC)947146231
  • 2036555

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