Searching for Virginia Dare : a fool's errand / Marjorie Hudson.

Hudson, Marjorie, 1953- [Browse]
1st ed.
Wilmington, N.C. : Coastal Carolina Press, 2002.
xvii, 181 p. : ill., maps 23 cm.


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Four centuries of powerful myth surround the infant Virginia Dare. Abandoned by England in 1587 and left to fend for themselves in the Carolina wilderness, Virginia and more than a hundred other colonists disappeared, leaving behind only scattered clues about their fate. Some say the Lost Colony survived by joining local Native American tribes. Some say Virginia Dare's descendants still walk among us. Following back roads and cold trails, the author stands toe to toe with the bones of English settlers and joins generations of historians, archeologists, and obsessed amateurs in seeking an answer to the mystery: What became of Virginia Dare and her family? An unconventional look at history, Searching for Virginia Dare moves from research to reflection, and brings the author face to face with her own life's journey -- the painful loss of a child, and family stories that, as an adult, she is only now beginning to understand. From laughter, to grief, to revelation, Searching for Virginia Dare is a narrative about things that haunt us all. Hudson's story is a journey, an invitation into a deeper understanding of America.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181).
Hudson's Journeys xvi -- Chapter 1 In Search of Virginia Dare 1 -- Chapter 2 Stepping into the New World 11 -- Chapter 3 The Road to Manteo 29 -- Chapter 4 In Search of Rosebud 51 -- Chapter 5 Legendary Roanoke 71 -- Chapter 6 The Poetry Lady 83 -- Chapter 7 In Greenville 101 -- Chapter 8 What's in a Name? 115 -- Chapter 9 The Road to Robeson 133 -- Chapter 10 Back Home 155 -- Epilogue: In Search of Virginia Dare 169.
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