They Came Before Columbus by Van Sertima
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They Came Before Columbus
By Van Sertima

They Came Before Columbus

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They Came Before Columbus by Van Sertima

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"They Came Before Columbus" reveals a compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in ancient America. Examining navigation and shipbuilding; cultural analogies between Native Americans and Africans; the transportation of plants, animals, and textiles between the continents; and the diaries, journals, and oral accounts of the explorers themselves, Ivan Van Sertima builds a pyramid of evidence to support his claim of an African presence in the New World centuries before Columbus. Combining impressive scholarship with a novelist s gift for storytelling, Van Sertima re-creates some of the most powerful scenes of human history: the launching of the great ships of Mali in 1310 (two hundred master boats and two hundred supply boats), the sea expedition of the Mandingo king in 1311, and many others. In "They Came Before Columbus, " we see clearly the unmistakable face and handprint of black Africans in pre-Columbian America, and their overwhelming impact on the civilizations they encountered."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780812968170
ISBN-10: 0812968174
Format: Paperback
(201mm x 135mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Van Sertima

Ivan Van Sertima s pioneering work in linguistics and anthropology has appeared in numerous scholarly journals. Professor Van Sertima teaches Afro-American studies at Rutgers University."

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