Ghost Colonies (Lost and Found in History)

Ghost Colonies (Lost and Found in History)

Ed Wright

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Feature: 9781741964684
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 9781741964684
Failed Utopias, Forgotten Exiles and Abandoned Outposts of Empire

Part of Pier 9's 'Lost and Found in History' series, Ghost Colonies brings to light the fascinating but rarely told stories of history's lost colonies. Unlike many of the colonial 'success stories' from lands like America, Australia, Canada and South Africa, the ghost colonies were promised lands that failed entirely to live up to their promise. They failed through ignorance, naivety, disease, internal fighting, attacks by native peoples or by opposing powers - or simply because they were political pawns, callously abandoned by their imperial masters. This compelling mix of adventure, mystery, tragedy, exploration and discovery reveals a fascinating but largely forgotten area of history.

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