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Nightmare in Jamestown [electronic resource]

National Geographic Television & Film
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Bubonic plague, starvation, maybe even cannibalism-such were the miseries of life in England's Jamestown settlement, circa 1609. Four centuries later, this program explores the colony's story with the help of dramatic reenactments and information on recent historical discoveries. Sophisticated forensics and archaeological methods reveal the contents of Jamestown graves, producing shocking evidence of hunger and disease as well as political intrigue and espionage. Viewers also learn how the Church of England has allowed the attempted exhumation of 17th-century remains-female bones that could hold clues to the Jamestown struggle and to the contributions of an unsung hero named Bartholomew Gosnold.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
51 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 13, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Ghosts of Jamestown (1:12)
  • Virginia Company (1:33)
  • Gentlemen vs. Commoners (0:58)
  • John Smith: Troublemaker (1:08)
  • Jamestown Colonists: Unrealistic Expectations (0:50)
  • Threat of Native Americans (1:03)
  • Disaster in Jamestown (0:48)
  • Jamestown Settlement (1:00)
  • Hardships for Virginia Colonists (1:11)
  • Indians Attack Settlers (1:14)
  • Indians Hold Upper Hand (1:23)
  • Jamestown: Mysterious Shooting (1:12)
  • Forensic Evidence (1:35)
  • Gentlemen Unfamiliar with Weaponry (0:59)
  • Death of a Colonist (1:07)
  • Colonists' Enemies: Indians and Spain (1:01)
  • Jamestown Fort (1:28)
  • Colonists Sicken and Die (0:40)
  • Colonists Lose Half Their Men (0:42)
  • Colonists Near Starvation (1:08)
  • Saltwater Poisoning (1:44)
  • Important Skeleton (1:48)
  • Forensic Anthropology (1:09)
  • Skeleton of European Gentleman (1:57)
  • Jamestown Colony in Crisis (1:00)
  • Capt. John Smith Meets with Indians (1:13)
  • Pocahontas Helps Colonists (0:53)
  • Spanish Spies (1:14)
  • Conspiracy Theory (0:56)
  • Tomahawk Attack (1:36)
  • Colonial Surgery (1:25)
  • Skilled Workers Needed in Jamestown (0:56)
  • Capt. John Smith (1:06)
  • Jamestown: Pestilence and Famine (1:29)
  • Jamestown: The Starving Time (1:12)
  • Contagious Disease in Jamestown (1:05)
  • Permanent Foothold in New World (0:59)
  • Identity Revealed (2:04)
  • Survival of Jamestown (1:04)
  • New Life to Jamestown (1:37)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2005.
Publisher no.
40806 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (51 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
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