Remember, in the first episode, I mentioned that historians are detectives? That we are charged with uncovering the truth, what happened throughout recorded history? Well, time to grab your deerstalker hats and magnifying glasses. We have a few mysteries for you. But do yourself a favor and not focus on the ‘truth’ portion of this exercise. Truth is relative to those that experience it. The Information Age in which I currently reside has demonstrated that. In the era of “fake news,” is anything definitive? Or were things EVER absolute? The truth of the European entrepreneurial colonists is a far cry from that of the natives of the Americas. And the sad part is? We may never find the answers. It may be buried in the sands forever. The best we can do is comb the beaches of history until we find the kernel of data.
The Roanoke Colonies
How to have a good workout: lessons from the 16th century
Colonial & early American fare
History of Native Americans in the United States
Native Americans in the United States
Henry Hudson: Discoverer of the Island of Manhattan
Music history of the United States during the colonial era