1. A story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious. 2. A book, literary work, etc., containing such a story. 3.The art, technique, or process of narrating: Somerset Maugham was a master of narrative.
4. Consisting of or being a narrative: a narrative poem. 5. Of or pertaining to narration: narrative skill.
6.Fine Arts. Representing stories or events pictorially or sculpturally: narrative painting. Compare anecdotal
Narrative in a History of Greeks in the US Written for Young Readers from "West of Atlantis"
The Greeks in America
The first sizable settlement of Greeks in America took place in 1767, under rather unusual circumstances. Florida had become a British colony in 1763. An enterprising Scottish doctor named Andrew Turnbull obtained permission from the governor of Florida to work 20,000 acres of uncultivated land near St. Augustine. Under the terms of his contract with the government, Turnbull was to bring only Protestants to Florida. (The Orthodox Greek Christians qualified.) Turnbull's wife was the daughter of a Greek general from Smyrna, and Turnbull himself was familiar with the Mediterranean area. He collected, as settlers to work his land, destitute and desperate people from Greece, Italy, Corsica, and Majorca. To induce them to come with him, he described Florida as a paradise and promised to make them landowners. He agreed to supply them with passage, food, and clothing for three years-and return passage if they wanted to leave after six months' trial. In addition, he agreed to give each family 50 acres of land and an additional 25 acres for each child in the family. He brought about 1,400 men, women, and children to the settlement, which he named New Smyrna in honour of his wife's home. The voyage was terribly hard and many of the colonists died at sea, but even worse conditions awaited them in Florida. Instead of working in vineyards and olive groves as they had been led to expect, they found themselves cultivating cotton in swampy, malaria-infested bottomlands and being harassed by hostile Native Americans. Furthermore, their work was directed by English overseers who knew none of the languages spoken by the colonists and who treated them cruelly.
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