Early America. Beginnings of the Western Culture. The American Ideal. Religious Autonomy Opportunities in Commerce Gold, Gold, and Gold Chimerical stories Fountains of Youth New “Eden” Religious Purpose. The New World. Pre-Exploration. Oral Tradition. No written literature
Beginnings of the Western Culture
The New World
“A loon I thought it was
But is was
“Shake it, shake it, sha-sha, shake it, oh-oh
Shake it like a polaroid picture…”
Early attempts a failure
1st colony: Roanoke, NC coast; 1585
Became known as “lost colony”
2nd colony: Jamestown, 1607
Endured starvation, brutality, misrule
Main record written by Capt. John Smith
“Incurable romantic”; likely embellished his stories
Told famous story of Pocahontas
Favorite daughter of King Powhatan saved Smith’s life when he was captured
Unsure as to fact or fiction
The Colonial Period in New England
You are all dumb as rocks.
You should quit school.
You all eat snot.