CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

"An Island in the Virginian Sea": Native Americans and the Irish in English Discourse, 1585-1640

Department

Department of Literature and Modern Languages

Publication Date

Spring 1997

Publication Title

New Hibernia Review/Iris Éireannach Nua

ISSN

1092-3977

Volume

1

Issue/No.

1

First Page

79

Last Page

99

Abstract

Excerpt

As numerous historians and geographers have pointed out, there are countless parallels between the plantations in North America,1 particularly Virginia (including the modern states of Virginia and North Carolina) and New England, between 1585 and 1640, and the plantations in Ulster, and especially Munster, during the same period.2 First of all, many of the adventurers who took part in the first expeditions to Roanoke Island, North Carolina, as well as the later Virginian settlement at Jamestown, has previously served in the Elizabethan wars in Ireland.

ORCID ID

0000-0002-4966-1251

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