American Forum - Love and Hate in Jamestown
September 28, 2005 - December 13, 1901
David Price shows in Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Heart of a New Nation, that the rawest of emotions lay at the center of the encounter between the English and the Powhatans, and in the relations among the English themselves, in the early years at Jamestown. As Peter C. Mancall wrote in Reviews in American History, "Unlike academic historians who are too cautious to advance novel arguments about well-known situations, Price-to his credit-tried to write a history that wrestled with the kinds of human history that are too often absent from the numbing volumes emanating from within the walls of the academy." Price will sign copies of his book following his Forum.