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Henry Hudson His Times and Voyages

Author : Edgar Mayhew Bacon
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Henry Hudson

Author : Edgar M. Bacon
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A century ago, in March 1908, The New York Times praised this now-classic 1907 monograph on the first European explorer to sail up the river we now call by his name: "A biography of Henry Hudson, in the ordinary sense, cannot be written, since there have come down to us records of but four years of his life, and even that scanty information is in a mutilated state. Mr. Bacon has pieced the fragments together in admirable style, giving them their correct historical setting..." Bacon gives us a compelling portrait of Hudson as an inevitable man of his time: the beginning of the 17th century, when bold men were pushing back the frontiers of knowledge both figuratively and literally... and yet also that Hudson's great achievements were fortuitous accidents. It's a unique and unexpected perspective on a man who remains, for the most part, a mystery. American author EDGAR MAYHEW BACON (1855-1935) also wrote New Jamaica (1890), Chronicles of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow (1897), Narragansett Bay (1904), and other books.

Henry Hudson

Author : Edgar Mayhew Bacon
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Henry Hudson's story is one of daring, determination, and discovery. Henry Hudson: His Times and His Voyages is a dramatic narrative of nautical adventure. Edgar Mayhew Bacon takes us on all of Hudson's voyages, from the journeys that took him further north than any explorer before him, to the coasts of Iceland and Greenland, and the mighty Hudson River. It tells of early interactions with Native-Americans--both peaceful and hostile. Lastly, we follow Hudson on his final voyage that took him to Canada and Hudson Bay--where he met his tragic end.

Henry Hudson

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Henry Hudson His Times and Voyages Scholar s Choice Edition

Author : Edgar Mayhew Bacon
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Henry Hudson His Times and Voyages

Author : Edgar Mayhew Bacon
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... HENRY HUDSON CHAPTER I INTRODUCTORY O understand a man's motives, to measure his work, or to form a just estimate of his character, it is necessary to know something of the age in which he lived and the influences and conditions that directed or modified his thought. To study Henry Hudson's life and voyages we are obliged to investigate as carefully as possible his environment. In the following pages particular attention will be invited to the closely allied mercantile and maritime enterprises of the sixteenth century, with some references to the causes and effects of the great energy that inspired them, and a brief glance at some of the men who conducted them. First, however, we shall sketch in outline the central character of our history. An older Henry Hudson, supposed to have been the grandfather of the navigator, was an alderman in the city of London. His arms are described as "argent, sem6e of fleurs-de-lis gules, a cross engrailed sable." His tomb in the old parish church of St. Dunstan's in the East bears this inscription: Here lyeth Henry Heardson's corps, Within this Tombe of Stone: His soul (through faith in Christ's death, ) To God in Heaven is gone. Whiles that he lived an Alderman And skinner was his state: To Vertue bare hee all his love, To Vice bare he his hate. He had to wife one Barbara Which made this tombe you see By whom he had of issue store, Eight sonnes and daughters three. Obiit 22. Decemb. An. Dom. 1555. This ancestor of our navigator was one of those who shared with Sebastian Cabot in the establishment of the Muscovy Company, of which we shall have more to say hereafter. There is every reason to believe that Henry Hudson's training was gained in the service of that company, and he was influenced by the...

Henry Hudson

Author : Edgar Bacon
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Henry Hudson His Times and Voyages

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Henry Hudson and the Algonquins of New York

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In 2009, New York observed the 400-year anniversary of Henry Hudson's September 1609 discovery of Manhattan Island. This book chronicles the event from the perspective of the people who met Hudson's boat—which they at first thought was surely a great waterfowl—floating. Using all available sources, including oral history passed down to today's Algonquins, Evan Pritchard tells the story from various perspectives: that of Hudson's body guard, scribe, and personal Judas, Robert Juet; that of Hudson himself; and that of the Eastern Algonquins who greeted Hudson as the fulfillment of ancient prophecies.

Henry Hudson

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In 1607 Henry Hudson was an obscure English sea captain. By 1610 he was an internationally renowned explorer. He made two voyages in search of a Northeast Passage to the Orient and had discovered the Spitzbergen Islands and their valuable whaling grounds. In the process, Hudson had sailed farther north than any other European before him. In 1609, working for the Dutch, he had explored the Hudson River and had made a Dutch colony in America possible. Sailing from England in 1610, on what would be his most famous voyage, Hudson began his search for the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. This was also his last exploration. Only a few of the men under his command lived to see England again. Hudson’s expedition was one of great discovery and even greater disaster. Extreme Arctic conditions and Hudson’s own questionable leadership resulted in the most infamous mutiny in Canadian history, and a mystery that remains unsolved.

Fur Fortune and Empire The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America

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Traces the rise and fall of the American fur industry, beginning with Dutch traders in the early 1600s through the conservation movement in the late 19th century and explains how the animal skin trade damaged the lives of Native Americans. Reprint. A BOMC2 selection.

The Island at the Center of the World

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When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed. Drawing on the archives of the New Netherland Project, Russell Shorto has created a gripping narrative that transforms our understanding of early America. The Dutch colony pre-dated the 'original' thirteen colonies, yet it seems strikingly familiar. Its capital was cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic, and its citizens valued free trade, individual rights, and religious freedom. Their champion was a progressive, young lawyer named Adriaen van der Donck, who emerges in these pages as a forgotten American patriot and whose political vision brought him into conflict with Peter Stuyvesant, the autocratic director of the Dutch colony. The struggle between these two strong-willed men laid the foundation for New York City and helped shape American culture. The Island at the Center of the World uncovers a lost world and offers a surprising new perspective on our own.

Bulletin of the New York Public Library

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The British Library general catalogue of printed books to 1975

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Proceedings of the Royal Society of Canada

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Founding the American Colonies 1583 1660

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History of the colonizing of British America from Newfoundland to the West Indies.

The Independent

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Charting the Sea of Darkness

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NOMINEE Long regarded as the most magical of the European dynasties, the Rothschild family today remains one of the most powerful and wealthy in the world. No family in the past two centuries has been so constantly at the center of Europe's great events, has featured such varied and spectacular personalities, has had anything close to the wealth of the Rothschilds. In Frederic Morton's classic tale, the family is brought vividly to life. Here you'll meet characters as lively as you can imagine: Mayer, long-time advisor to Germany's princes, who broke through the barriers of a Frankfurt ghetto and placed his family on the road to wealth and power; Lord Alfred, who maintained a private train, private orchestra (which he conducted), and private circus (of which he was ringmaster); Baron Philippe, whose rarefied vintages bear labels created by great artists, among them Picasso, Dali, and Haring; and Kathleen Nica Rothschild de Koenigswarter, the "jazz baroness," in whose arms Charlie Parker died. The family itself has been at the center of some of the most crucial moments in history: the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, the development of the Suez Canal, the introduction of Jews in the House of Lords. Through it all, the Rothschild name has continued to represent the family ideal: a shrewd business and financial sense, activity in the Jewish community and the arts, and an always luxurious-and often eccentric-lifestyle. Nominated for a National Book Award when it was first published in 1962, Frederic Morton's The Rothschllds is here reissued with a new afterword by the author, bringing the tale of this extraordinary family to the present.

The Polar Voyagers

Author : Frank Rasky
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Discusses the exploits of Willem Barents, John Cabot, Sebastian Cabot, John Davis, Gerritt de Veer, Captain Luke Foxe, Martin Frobisher, Sir Humphrey Gilbert, Henry Greene, Samuel Hearne, Henry Hudson, Thomas James, Robert Juet, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, Abacuk Prickett, Pierre-Esprit Radisson, and others.

The Purchas Handbook

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