Work of the Fellows: Monographs

David Beers Quinn, Set Fair for Roanoke: Voyages and Colonies, 1584-1606

Quinn, David Beers (Fellow, 1982-83)

Chapel Hill: Published for America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee by the University of North Carolina Press, 1985

From the publisher's description:

Quinn's study brings together the results of his nearly fifty years of research on the voyages outfitted by Sir Walter Raleigh and the efforts to colonize Roanoke Island. It is a fascinating book, rich in details of the colonists' experiences in the New World. Quinn "solves" the mystery of the Lost Colony with the controversial conclusion that many of the colonists lived with the Powhatans until the first decade of the seventeenth century when they were massacred.


Subjects: History; Roanoke Colony; Maritime History; British Colonies; American History;