Monday, November 14, 2011

The New York Times Rediscovers Jamestown

The New York Times has profiled William Kelso’s perseverance and dedication to teaching us about the significance of Jamestown Rediscovery’s progress at America’s most important archeological site. 

In its 11/14 issue, Theo Emery reviews the findings and interpretations stemming from what has been found and what will be explored at the site of the 1608 church where Pocahontas and John Rolfe were wed. It follows the lead of the Wall Street Journal back in 2010 and other similar subsequent accounts that we have been posting in past months.


This is evidence of growing recognition of the importance and impact of Jamestown on our national heritage and how it created the foundations of our nation. Jamestown Rediscovery is a key to enhancing  and effecting understanding of our history and what happened there that has contributed to our national character as it has developed and we know it today.

Emery poses the issue of religion as a major function of the colony in parallel with its backers' and founders' commercial and exploratory goals. It also contrasts the difference of that issue between Jamestown and the yet-to-be settled Plymouth, which is such an important feature of our national founding mythology.
 

You can link to Emery’s New York Times' article by clicking on the above headline or go to
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/us/ruins-of-oldest-us-protestant-church-may-be-at-jamestown.html.








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