“Jamestown Matters” Website Analysis: The Jamestown Matters analysis is drawn from the scholarly examination of the John Carter Brown Library (Brown University) site Jamestown Matters.
This site commemorates the 400th anniversary of the English settlement at Jamestown, and contains an extraordinary gathering of
“foundation” books. In order to encourage “adventurers” (investors) and “planters” (colonists) the Virginia Company of London published nine
tracts between 1609 and 1615 that described in glowing terms the opportunities presented by the new colony on the James River in Virginia.
The documents in this collection present one of the most important sources of information about the early years of the colony. Once you have carefully examined the material, write an informal, 750-1,000 word review of the website that answers the following three questions.
Note – There is a 250 word count minimum for each question response:
*Note: You are required to refer to at least two of the site’s webpages in each of your responses. For example: “In item  “Idyllic Vision of
Virginia,” Theodor de Bry offers potential colonists overly optimistic written and pictorial descriptions of the country lured the unwary by
presenting Virginia as a kind of “no work required” land of milk and honey.” However, it is not necessary to formally cite the website in your responses. In many instances the complete (scanned) document is available in the Brown Library.