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- DescriptionJohn Lawson's amazingly detailed yet lively book is easily one of the most valuable of the early histories of the Carolinas, and it is certainly one of the best travel accounts of the early eighteenth-century colonies. An inclusive account of the manners and customs of the Indian tribes of that day, it is also a minute report of the soil, climate, trees, plants, animals, and fish in the Carolinas. Lawson's observation is keen and thorough; his style direct and vivid. He misses thing and recounts all -- from the storms at sea to his impressions of New York in 1700, the trip down the coast to Charleston, and his travels from there into North Carolina with his Indian guides. The first edition of this work was published in London in 1709. While various editions followed in the eighteenth century -- including two in German -- this edition is a true copy of the original and is the first to include a comprehensive index. It also contains The Second Charter, An Abstract of the Constitution of Carolina, Lawson's will, and several previously unpublished letters written by Lawson. A number of DeBry woodcuts of John White's drawings of Indian life, sketches of the beasts of Carolina which appeared in the original 1709 edition, and Lawson's map contribute additional interest to this volume. |Exploring women's contributions to the southern farm ecomy in the 20th century, Jones argues that rural women were t passive victims of modernization but creative businesswomen and eager participants in market exchanges.
- Author BiographyJohn Lawson (1674? - 1711) was a British explorer, naturalist and writer. He played an important role in the history of colonial North Carolina, publicizing his expeditions in a book, and founding two settlements.
- Author(s)John Lawson
- PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press
- Date of Publication30/09/1984
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationChapel Hill
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University of North Carolina Press
- Content Noteillustrations, facsimiles, maps, port.
- Weight567 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byHugh Talmage Lefler
- Edition Statement1st New edition
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