Rediscovery of North America

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 14, 2011 - Nature - 64 pages
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Five hundred years ago an Italian whose name, translated into English, meant Christopher Dove, came to America and began a process not of discovery, but incursion -- "a ruthless, angry search for wealth" that continues to the present day. This provocative and superbly written book gives a true assessment of Columbus's legacy while taking the first steps toward its redemption. Even as he draws a direct line between the atrocities of Spanish conquistadors and the ongoing pillage of our lands and waters, Barry Lopez challenges us to adopt an ethic that will make further depredations impossible. The Rediscovery of North America is a ringingly persuasive call for us, at long last, to make this country our home.


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An assessment of Columbus' legacy while taking the first steps toward its redemption. The author draws a direct line between the atrocities of Spanish conquistadors and the ongoing pillage of our lands and waters. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
19
Section 3
23
Section 4
27
Section 5
31
Section 6
33
Section 7
35
Section 8
45
Section 9
47
Section 10
51
Section 11
53
Section 12
55
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Barry Lopez is the author of six works of nonfiction and eight works of fiction. His writing appears regularly in Harper's, The Paris Review, DoubleTake, and The Georgia Review. He is the recipient of a National Book Award, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and other honors. He lives in western Oregon.


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