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Adams, Stephen


The Best and Worst Country in the World

Perspectives on the Early Virginia Landscape


Stephen Adams

From its earliest days, the Virginia landscape has elicited dramatically contradictory descriptions. The sixteenth-century poet Michael Drayton exalted the land as "earth's onely paradise," while John Smith, in his reports to England, summarized the area around Jamestown as "a miserie, a ruine, a... More