Annotations for Who Was First?


Baker & Taylor
A fresh and intriguing look at America's past weaves together colorful legends and first-person accounts into a narrative that explores the evidence that explorers came to America long before Columbus. 35,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
Examines the archaeological evidence that various explorers such as the Vikings and the Chinese came to America long before Columbus.

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Houghton
Many generations of American schoolchildren were taught that Columbus discovered America, and a holiday reminds us every October. But historical investigation in recent years has shown us otherwise. There is evidence that adventurers, explorers, traders, and nomads from various parts of the globe set foot on American soil long before 1492. And expeditions that landed in the Americas reported people already living there?indicating that America had been ?discovered" before.
Russell Freedman brings his legendary skills as researcher and storyteller to this fresh and intriguing look at the American past. Colorful legends and first-person accounts are woven into the riveting narrative, which also illuminates the way historians and mapmakers have gathered, evaluated, and recorded information throughout the ages.


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