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Exploration, European

by John Hairr, 2006

See also: Amadas and Barlowe Expedition; De Soto Expedition; Lederer Expedition; Lost Colony; Pardo Expeditions; Roanoke Voyages; Verrazano Expedition.

Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Initial European Expeditions; Part 3: Sir Walter Raleigh and the Arrival of the English; Part 4: Seventeenth-Century Explorers; Part 5: References

Part 5: References

Alan V. Briceland, Westward from Virginia: The Exploration of the Virginia-Carolina Frontier, 1650-1710 (1987).

David Corbitt, ed., Explorations, Descriptions, and Attempted Settlements of Carolina, 1584-1590 (1953).

Ivor Noel Hume, The Virginia Adventure, Roanoke to Jamestown: An Archaeological and Historical Odyssey (1994).

William S. Powell, "Carolana and the Incomparable Roanoke: Explorations and Attempted Settlements, 1620-1663," NCHR 51 (January 1974).

David B. Quinn, England and the Discovery of America, 1481-1620 (1974).

L. A. Vigneras, "A Spanish Discovery of North Carolina in 1566," NCHR 46 (Autumn 1969).