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The secret token : myth, obsession, and the search for the lost colony of Roanoke / by Andrew Lawler.

Lawler, Andrew, (author.).
Book Book ([2018])
Description: 426 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2018]
2 of 6 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Peabody - Peabody Institute Library. (Show preferred library)
1 current hold with 6 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Peabody Main Adult New Nonfiction NEW F 229 .L39 2018 (Text to Phone) On Display -
Danvers New Nonfiction (1st Floor) F 229 L39 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 08/06/2018
Marblehead Adult New Nonfiction NEW 975.617 LAWLER 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 08/04/2018
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 975.617/LAWLER (Text to Phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 975.6175 Lawler (Text to Phone) On holds shelf -
Winthrop Adult Nonfiction 975.6175 Law 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 07/25/2018

  • ISBN: 9780385542012 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0385542011 (hardcover)
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Some delicate garden -- All signs of joy -- Firing invisible bullets -- Small things flourish by Concord -- A whole country of English -- Child of science and slow time -- A 400-year-old cover up -- Pot of brass -- Rejoicing in things stark naughty -- We dare anything -- Heap plenty wampum -- -- Who's Afraid of Virginia Dare? -- Swamp saints and renegades -- Return to Roanoke -- An old buck Christmas -- Coda : a brave kingdom.
Summary: A sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and the sobering truths--about race, gender, and immigration--exposed by the Lost Colony of Roanoke In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina. Chartered by Queen Elizabeth I, their colony was to establish England's first foothold in the New World. But when the colony's leader, John White, returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers were nowhere to be found. They left behind only a single clue--a "secret token" carved into a tree. Neither White nor any other European laid eyes on the colonists again. What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? For four hundred years, that question has consumed historians and amateur sleuths, leading only to dead ends and hoaxes. But after a chance encounter with a British archaeologist, journalist Andrew Lawler discovered that solid answers to the mystery were within reach. He set out to unravel the enigma of the lost settlers, accompanying competing researchers, each hoping to be the first to solve its riddle. In the course of his journey, Lawler encounters a host of characters obsessed with the colonists and their fate, and he determines why the Lost Colony continues to haunt our national consciousness. Thrilling and absorbing, The Secret Token offers a new understanding not just of the first English settlement in the New World but of how its disappearance continues to define--and divide--America.
Alternate Title: Myth, obsession, and the search for the lost colony of Roanoke
Citation: Lawler, Andrew. "The secret token : myth, obsession, and the search for the lost colony of Roanoke." New York : Doubleday, 2018.
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