Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright Page, Acknowledgments

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pp. 2-9

Contents

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pp. ix-x

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Foreword to Paperback Edition

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pp. xi-xii

Four and a half centuries ago in 1562, a French expedition sailed the Atlantic coast of the southeastern United States, searching for a suitable location for a settlement. Under the leadership of Jean Ribault, the French founded Charlesfort on Parris Island, South Carolina. Poorly supplied, the small colony failed soon after its leader returned to France. ...

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Introduction

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pp. xiii-xxii

An expedition sent by the French to the New World in 1562 explored a portion of the Florida coast and established the short-lived Charlesfort settlement in present-day South Carolina. This voyage was followed in 1564 by the enterprise that resulted in the founding of Fort Caroline, on the shore of Florida's St. Johns River. ...

Three Voyages

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Preface

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pp. 3-16

In my opinion there are two reasons which have principally stimulated man to travel to foreign lands, both in the past and in the present. The first has been a normal desire to discover the means for a better life, fully and easily achieved whether by totally quitting the native land to live in a better one, ...

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The First Voyage

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pp. 17-52

The admiral of Chiltillon [Coligny], a nobleman more anxious for the public good than for his own, having learned of the desire of his king to explore new lands, set about promptly to equip the vessels and enlist the proper men for such an enterprise. Among these was Captain Jean Ribault, a true expert in marine affairs. ...

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The Second Voyage

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pp. 53-148

After peace was declared in France, the Admiral of Chatillon remonstrated with the king that there had been no news of the men whom Captain Jean Ribault had left in Florida and that it would be a great pity to lose them.54 Because of this, the king gave him permission to equip three ships, ...

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The Third Voyage

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pp. 149-170

While all of this was happening, on August 28 the wind and the sea came through in good shape for setting sail. Captain Vasseur, who commanded one of my ships, and Captain Verdier, who commanded the other, were just about ready to go when they spied sails at sea. ...

Appendices

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pp. 171-210

Notes

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pp. 211-226

Index

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pp. 227-234