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Introduction The Significance of Exploration.
John Cabot’s Expeditions, 1497–1499.
1: King Henry VII of England Grants John Cabot a Letters Patent to Explore.
2: Initial Reports of John Cabot’s Discovery of Land to the West.
3: Raimondo di Soncino Reports on Cabot’s Discoveries in Detail to His Master, the Duke of Milan, December 18, 1497.
4: Soncino Reports of John Cabot’s Plans for His 1498 Voyage, December 18, 1497.
5: Grant for and Petition to Pay John Cabot’s Pension.
6: Second Letters Patent to John Cabot, February 3, 1498.
7: Spanish Reactions.
8: Bristol Custom Rolls.
9: Sebastian Cabot’s Account of His Father and His Subsequent Voyages.
10: Uses and Abuses of Cabot’s Legacy, September 11, 1718.
Jacques Cartier’s Expeditions, 1534–1536 Jay H. Buckley and Jeffery D. Nokes.
11: Island of Birds, May 1534.
12: The Geography of Newfoundland, June 1534.
13: Trade with Beothuk People, July 1534.
14: The Mi’kmaq, July 1534.
15: Discovery of the St. Lawrence River, August–September 1535.
16: Beluga Whales and Other Marine Life, August 1535.
17: Lord of Canada, September 1535.
18: Hochelaga, October 1535.
19: St. Lawrence Iroquoian Culture in Stadacona, October 1535.
20: Sassafras, March 1536.
Hernando de Soto’s Expedition, 1539–1543.
21: An Official Report on de Soto’s Preparations in Cuba.
22: De Soto Reports from Florida.
23: Garcilaso de la Vega: The Battle of Vitachuco (or Napituca).
24: Encountering the Mississippian Culture of the Southern Appalachian Region.
25: The Wealth of Cofitachequi.
26: Encountering the Peoples of the Tennessee Valley.
27: Different Perspectives on the Spanish Capture of Slaves.
28: The Battle of Mabila.
29: Elvas: The Aftermath of the Battle at Mabila.
30: Ranjel: Chicasa and Onward.
Sir Walter Ralegh’s Roanoke Expeditions, 1584–1590.
31: Ralegh’s Letters Patent for Exploring and Founding a Colony.
32: Arthur Barlowe: Landfall in Virginia and First Contact.
33: Arthur Barlowe: Exploring and Meeting the Secotan.
34: Account from the Tiger: The Voyage to Plant the Colony.
35: Ralph Lane: Exploration from Roanoke.
36: Ralph Lane: Relations with Native Tribes.
37: Thomas Hariot: Commodities and Crops.
38: Thomas Hariot: Description of the Native Peoples Near Roanoke.
39: John White: Founding the Second Colony at Roanoke.
40: John White: The Relief Voyage of 1590.
Samuel de Champlain Explores Acadia, New France, and Northern New England, 1603–1635.
41: Dedication to the Queen Regent.
42: Champlain’s View of Colonial History.
43: Funding the Colony.
44: Describing Indigenous Life in Acadia.
45: The Ordre de Bon Temps.
46: Founding of Quebec.
47: Preparing for the First Battle with the Iroquois.
48: The First Battle with the Iroquois.
49: Champlain’s Moral View of His Indigenous Allies.
50: Religious Conversion Practices in New France.
George Waymouth Explores the Northwest Passage, 1602, and New England, 1605.
51: The East India Company Determines to Search for the Northwest Passage, November 1601.
52: Conditions and Protests in the American Arctic, July 1602.
53: Waymouth Discovers a Route West and Turns Back, July 1602.
54: Committee of the East India Company Reviews the Expedition, October 1602.
55: Establishing a Base for Exploration Off the New England Coast, May 1605.
56: Meeting the Almouchiquois, June 1605.
57: Observing Almouchiquois Society, June 1605.
58: Trade and Betrayal, June 1605.
59: The Virtues of North Virginia, June 1605.
60: Cataloging the New World, 1605.
John Smith Explores Virginia and New England and Champions English Colonies, 1606–1631.
61: First Charter of Virginia, 1606.
62: Description of Virginia, 1608.
63: The Capture of the Captain.
64: Edward Maria Wingfield: John Smith’s Capture.
65: The Question of Pocahontas.
66: A Description of Virginia, 1624.
67: A Description of New England, 1614.
68: The Description of New England, 1621 Revision.
69: Smith Reminisces on His Career.
70: Smith’s Justification for English Colonialism.
Henry Hudson’s Expeditions to New Netherland, 1609, and the Northwest Passage, 1610.
71: Robert Juet: Hudson’s Third Voyage Reaches Maine, July 1609.
72: Robert Juet: Exploring Lower New York Bay.
73: Robert Juet: Exploring the Hudson River.
74: Van Meteren’s Historie der Nederlanden (1614): Hudson’s View of the Expedition.
75: Johannes de Laet’s Nieuwe Werelt (1625): Hudson’s View of the New World.
76: An Abstract of Hudson’s Logbook: Navigating the Hudson Strait.
77: Abacuk Prickett’s Discourse: Navigating the Hudson Strait.
78: Abacuk Prickett’s Discourse: Winter in Hudson Bay.
79: Abacuk Prickett’s Discourse: The Mutiny.
80: Samuel Purchas: A Note by Thomas Wydowse, and Addendum by Purchas.
John Lawson in the Carolinas, 1700–1711 Jay H. Buckley and Jeffery D. Nokes.
81: A Feast with the Waxsaw Nation.
82: Sapona Town: A “Delicious Country”.
83: Hatteras Inlet and the Outer Banks.
84: Cape Fear River.
85: The Present State of Carolina.
86: The Carolina Climate.
87: Of the Vegetables of Carolina: The Red Cedar and Cypress.
88: The Beasts of Carolina.
89: The Alligator.
90: Native American Sociality.
Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres and the Atlantic Neptune, 1763–1784.
91: Spry Persuades the Admiralty of the Idea of a Survey of Nova Scotia, 1762–1763.
92: The Survey Commences: Commodore Colvill’s Journal, May–June 1764.
93: Survey Techniques: Letter from Des Barres to Colvill, May 27, 1765.
94: The Isle of Sable: Letter by Des Barres to Lord Colvill, July 23, 1766.
95: Practical Challenges: Commodore Hood Reports to the Secretary of the Admiralty, September 5, 1767.
96: Knowledge and Resources: Des Barres Writes to the Secretary of the Admiralty, November 13, 1769.
97: Soundings Offshore: Extract from Knight’s Log of the Diligent, July 11–14, 1770.
98: Cross-Fertilization with Holland’s General Survey: Des Barres to Hood, August 13, 1770.
99: Fears for the Last Phase of the Survey: Des Barres to Hood, August 13, 1770.
100: The Atlantic Neptune: Chart of Egmont Harbor.
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