America in 1492: The World of the Indian Peoples Before the Arrival of Columbus

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Knopf, 1992 - History - 477 pages
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On the eve of Columbus' arrival in America, some 75 million people flourished on the two continents of the New World. This is their story--comprehensively presented by fourteen leading scholars and richly illustrated with 150 drawings and photographs and 7 maps.

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Introduction: The Center of the Universe by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. Beginning with a brief accounting of their history, Josephy praises the bravery and persistence of the tenacious Carib peoples. It is ... Read full review


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Yet another assessment of Columbus and the New World, this thoughtful one edited by Native American expert Josephy (The Civil War in the American West, p. 1200; On the Hill, 1979, etc.), who assembles ... Read full review


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Alvin Josephy, Jr., (b. 1915) is best known for his many books on Native Americans and the American West, including The Patriot Chiefs, The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest, The Indian Heritage of America, Now That the Buffalo's Gone, The Civil War in American West, and 500 Nations.

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