From the book jacket: Traditionally, Americans learned in
school that the ancestors of the people who inhabited the Western Hemisphere at
the time of Columbuss landing had crossed the Bering Strait twelve thousand
years ago; existed mainly in small, nomadic bands; and lived so lightly on the
land that the Americas was, for all practical purposes, still a vast wilderness.
But as Charles C. Mann now makes clear, archaeologists and anthropologists have
spent the last thirty years proving these and many other long-held assumptions
wrong. In a book that startles and persuades, Mann reveals how a new generation
of researchers equipped with novel scientific techniques came to previously
Comment: 1491 is a very readable account of the history of the American people before the lands were 'discovered' by Europeans in 1492. For example, far from ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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