9780812968170-0812968174-They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America (Journal of African Civilizations)

They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America (Journal of African Civilizations)

ISBN-13: 9780812968170
ISBN-10: 0812968174
Edition: Reprint
Author: Van Sertima, Ivan
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Format: Paperback 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780812968170
ISBN-10: 0812968174
Edition: Reprint
Author: Van Sertima, Ivan
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Format: Paperback 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Van Sertima, Ivan wrote They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America (Journal of African Civilizations) comprising 336 pages back in 2003. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0812968174 and 9780812968170. Since then They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America (Journal of African Civilizations) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 6.94 or rent at the marketplace.

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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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