The Jamestown Project Summary

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Karen Ordahl Kupperman, the author of, “The Jamestown Project,” was born on April 23, 1939 in North Dakota. Her mother was a homemaker, and her father was a colonel in the United States Army. She attended an elementary school in Fort Benning, Georgia; then she attended junior high in Fargo, North Dakota before finishing off junior high in a U.S. Army school in Japan, and later attended high school in Springfield, Missouri. History has always been her favorite subject, and she received many scholarships that focus mainly on the Atlantic world in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Kupperman ended up attending the University of Missouri, earning a bachelor’s degree in history in 1961, and earned a PhD from Cambridge University. Today, she teaches history as a professor at New York University. Karen Kupperman was interested in this particular subject [The Jamestown Project] because she was curious as to why people had a certain view on the Jamestown settlement. Through research she found that many of the beliefs people had about the Jamestown colony. For example, many people think that the Native Americans were shocked when the …show more content…
The book doesn’t contain any large of confusing words or phrases that would be hard to understand and is a secondary school level book. It’s a long book with over 300 pages, but it isn’t as tough a read as Anthem by Ayn Rand. It is a fairly easy concept to understand, and I would definitely recommend it to someone who is looking to do research for a History project or report. Most books will talk about how great Jamestown was and how successful it was and color it as this great place where all was right with the world, but it wasn’t – things went wrong left and right and the colonists learned from it in order to aid future colonies and help them