On 31 August 2017, Dr. Karen Ordahl Kupperman, Silver Professor of History Emerita at New York University, delivered a talk to the History Department entitled, “Double Agents in Early Jamestown: Pocahontas, Thomas Savage, Henry Spelman, and Robert Poole.” Kupperman’s scholarship focuses on the 16th and 17th century Atlantic World, and her presentation focused on the […]
Thousands of people found themselves living in new and strange circumstances as the Atlantic Ocean was transformed from a barrier to a pathway in the sixteenth century. Jamestown, England’s precarious early seventeenth-century colony, was filled with people whose “true” identity was unclear, including Pocahontas, and three English boys, Thomas Savage, Henry Spelman, and Robert Poole. […]
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Dr. J. Michael Francis, Hough Family Chair of Florida Studies at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, spoke to a group of faculty and students last week in a lecture entitled “Before Jamestown: Europeans, Africans, and Indians in La Florida, 1513-1603.” His talk highlighted work he has been involved with in early Florida […]