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Who Was First?

Discovering the Americas

Freedman, Russell

(Book - 2007)
Who Was First?
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"For a long time, most people believed that Christopher Columbus was the first explorer to 'discover' America--the first to make a successful round-trip voyage across the Atlantic. But in recent years, as new evidence has come to light, our understanding of history has changed. We know now that Columbus was among the last explorers to reach the Americas, not the first"--Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, c2007
ISBN: 9780618663910
0618663916
Branch Call Number: j 970.01 F853w 2007
Characteristics: vii, 88 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), map ;,25 cm

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For a long time, most people believed that Christopher Columbus was the first explorer to 'discover' America--the first to make a successful round-trip voyage across the Atlantic. But in recent years, as new evidence has come to light, our understanding of history has changed. We know now that Co... Read More »

For a long time, most people believed that Christopher Columbus was the first explorer to 'discover' America--the first to make a successful round-trip voyage across the Atlantic. But in recent years, as new evidence has come to light, our understanding of history has changed. We know now that Co... Read More »


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Columbus often gets the credit for “discovering” America, but look at the evidence that other people came here first, including how the Native Americans first came here.

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