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John Lawson's 1706 description of North Carolina in A NEW VOYAGE TO CAROLINA possesses literary merit that is not frequently acknowledged.
John Lawson was an early surveyor of North Carolina, and the founder of Bath and New Bern. His writings are excerpted for this article.
The history of the discovery and colonization of North Carolina is as diverse as it is exciting. During the Age of Exploration, Europeans including Italian navigator Giovanni Da Verrazano in 1524 and German explorer Johann Lederer in 1670 explored and documented the state's natives, coasts, and inlands.
This article examines the 1709 publication of John Lawson's book, 'A New Voyage to Carolina.' The book discusses Lawson's observations from his travels in colonial North and South Carolina. The article also comments on publisher and bookseller James Knapton, who had great impact on the book itself.
In the 1930’s, playwright Paul Green attempted to create a play regarding the Lost Colony of Roanoke in North Carolina. The story known by most people does not include the ending, however, and even today, there is debate about what happened to the colonists. Paul Green changed his endings several times, the last of which in 1980’s left on a more hopeful note. This article goes into detail about what prompted each of these changes and how they were interpreted by the audiences.