Jamestown: The Real Story

May 7, 2007

Four hundred years ago this month, 104 English colonists arrived in Jamestown, Virginia to establish the first permanent English settlement in North America. Despite incredible hardship and terrible odds, they (or at least a few of them) survived. We’ll explore the environmental changes they wrought and how these changes led to their ultimate success on the continent with Charles C. Mann, whose May, 2007 National Geographic cover story is called “America, Found and Lost.”

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