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A Brief Description of the Province of Carolina (1666) Robert Horne “…The Healthfulness of the Air; the Fertility of the Earth and Waters, and great Pleasure.

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1 A Brief Description of the Province of Carolina (1666) Robert Horne “…The Healthfulness of the Air; the Fertility of the Earth and Waters, and great Pleasure and Profit will accrue to those that shall go thither [there] to enjoy the fame”

2 Province of Carolina

3 Generalizations (Categories/Meaning) Land is Abundant (lots of land) Land is Fertile (good soil for crops) Location is Healthful (promotes good health) _____ _?________ Specifics (Evidence/Short Quote or Paraphrase) trees/woods/rivers Potatoes/roots/crops air Very short and moderate winter “most temperate clime” (climate) How does Horne convince others to come to Carolina?

4 Carolina Paradise?

5 I. Thesis: Robert Horne argues that the Province is like a Paradise on Earth. A. Land is Abundant A.Example B.Example C.Example B. Land is Fertile A.Example B.Example C.Example Climate is Perfect A.Example B.Example C.Example Location is Healthful A.Example B.Example C.Example How does Horne convince others to come to Carolina?

6 I. Thesis: Robert Horne argues that the Province is like a Paradise on Earth. A. Land is Abundant A.“good timber for several uses” B.“woods are stored with Deer and Wild Turkeys, of a great magnitude” C.“Rivers…stored with great abundance of Sturgeon, Salmon, Bass…most pleasant sorts of fish…” B. Land is Fertile A.“rich ground as any in the world” B.“great increase every crop: apples, pears, and other English fruit” C.“marshes and meadows are very large…and will bear any grain being prepared.” Climate is Perfect “…seated in the most temperate Clime…” “Light of Heaven brings many advantages…secures them from…his scortching beams.” “Summer is not too hot, and the Winter is very short and moderate…” Location is Healthful “a wholsome Air” “makes this Place so desireable” “a most pleasant healthful and fruitful Country…” How does Horne convince others to come to Carolina?

7 “The [6] chief Privileges”

8 Who is Horne trying to attract?

9 Is this Propaganda? Why or why not?


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