They Came Before Columbus

They Came Before Columbus
Author: Ivan Van Sertima
Pages: 284
ISBN: UCSC:32106017436624
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Release: 2003
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Examines cultural analogies between Native Americans and Africans, offering evidence of the presence of African explorers in the New World centuries before the arrival of Columbus.

They Came Before Columbus

They Came Before Columbus
Author: Ivan Van Sertima
Pages: 288
ISBN: UOM:39015021647352
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Release: 1976
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explorers' diaries and journals, carbon-14-dated sculptures, Arab documents and maps, and dated skeletons provide evidence for the pre-Columbia n presence in the Americas of black men and their influence on the Olmec, Mayan , and Aztec civilizations

They Came Before Columbus

They Came Before Columbus
Author: Ivan Van Sertima
Pages: 288
ISBN: 067972530X
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Release: 1989
Editor: New York : Vintage Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The African presence in ancient America"--Jacket subtitle.

The Devil s Trick

The Devil s Trick
Author: John Boyko
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780735278011
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Release: 2021-04-13
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

More than forty-five years after the fall of Saigon, John Boyko brings to light the little-known story of Canada's involvement in the American War in Vietnam. Through the lens of six remarkable people, some well-known, others obscure, bestselling historian John Boyko recounts Canada's often-overlooked involvement in that conflict as peacemaker, combatant, and provider of weapons and sanctuary. When Brigadier General Sherwood Lett arrived in Vietnam over a decade before American troops, he and the Canadians under his command risked their lives trying to enforce an unstable peace while questioning whether they were merely handmaidens to a new war. As American battleships steamed across the Pacific, Canadian diplomat Blair Seaborn was meeting secretly in Hanoi with North Vietnam's prime minister; if American leaders accepted his roadmap to peace, those ships could be turned around before war began. Claire Culhane worked in a Canadian hospital in Vietnam and then returned home to implore Canadians to stop supporting what she deemed an immoral war. Joe Erickson was among 30,000 young Americans who changed Canada by evading the draft and heading north; Doug Carey was among 20,000 Canadians who enlisted with the American forces to serve in Vietnam. Rebecca Trinh and her family fled Saigon and joined the waves of desperate Indochinese refugees, thousands of whom forged new lives in Canada. Through these wide-ranging and fascinating accounts, Boyko exposes what he calls the Devil's wiliest trick: convincing leaders that war is desirable, the public that it's acceptable and combatants that what they are doing and seeing is normal, or at least necessary. In uncovering Canada's side of the story, he reveals the many secret and forgotten ways that Canada not only fought the war but was shaped by its lessons and lies.

Africa and the Discovery of America

Africa and the Discovery of America
Author: Leo Wiener
Pages: 342
ISBN: 9783864034329
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Release: 2012-01
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is about an event in history that changed the world for all times. It is a sad story that did not have to be. What Africans and the indigenous Americans have given to the world is a part of total humanity that must be respectfully considered in order to build a world where all people can walk in peace and dignity with their respective contributions accepted.

Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust

Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust
Author: John Henrik Clarke
Pages: 123
ISBN: 1617590304
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Release: 2011
Editor: Eworld
Language: en

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Ancient Future

Ancient Future
Author: Wayne B. Chandler
Pages: 245
ISBN: 1574780018
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Release: 1999
Editor: Black Classic Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ancient Future celebrates the wisdom of those ancient civilizations that did not disassociate the philosophical, spiritual, and material realms of life. This book is an attempt to re-create this holistic experience in hopes that a synthesized view of life will become reality in the 21st century.

Before Columbus

Before Columbus
Author: Charles C. Mann
Pages: 117
ISBN: 9781416949008
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Release: 2009-09-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on the startling revelations that the author presented in his adult-level 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, this book for young readers is a fascinating full-color journey into the world of the many advanced cultures that populated the Americas before the arrival of European explorers.

Nigger

Nigger
Author: Dick Gregory,Robert Lipsyte
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780593086155
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Release: 2019-06-11
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory’s million-copy-plus bestselling memoir—now in trade paperback for the first time. “Powerful and ugly and beautiful...a moving story of a man who deeply wants a world without malice and hate and is doing something about it.”—The New York Times Fifty-five years ago, in 1964, an incredibly honest and revealing memoir by one of the America's best-loved comedians and activists, Dick Gregory, was published. With a shocking title and breathtaking writing, Dick Gregory defined a genre and changed the way race was discussed in America. Telling stories that range from his hardscrabble childhood in St. Louis to his pioneering early days as a comedian to his indefatigable activism alongside Medgar Evers and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Gregory's memoir riveted readers in the sixties. In the years and decades to come, the stories and lessons became more relevant than ever, and the book attained the status of a classic. The book has sold over a million copies and become core text about race relations and civil rights, continuing to inspire readers everywhere with Dick Gregory's incredible story about triumphing over racism and poverty to become an American legend.

A People s History of the United States

A People s History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn
Pages: 675
ISBN:
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Release: 1996
Editor: Aristotext
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader.

The First Americans Were Africans

The First Americans Were Africans
Author: David Imhotep Ph. D.,David Imhotep
Pages: 223
ISBN: 1452091285
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Release: 2011-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Book Will Change The Way History Is Written About The Western Hemisphere "In The First Americans were Africans Dr. David Imhotep makes a passionate, imaginative and comprehensive case for a radical rewrite of orthodox history. I was provoked, entertained and intrigued by the book and many interesting possibilities that it opens up for consideration." Graham Hancock author of Fingerprints of the Gods "David Imhotep's thesis is an exciting study and a must-read for anyone interested in the origins of the first Americans.It is our deep conviction that black Africa is at the very root of the human adventure and is the seed of all civilization, and Dr. Imhotep's work is a huge contribution in restoring to the black African people their rightful place in history." Robert Beavul and Thomas Brophy Ph.D. authors of Black Genesis "In this remarkable book, Dr. David Imhotep has pulled together an amazing set of facts. What is obvious is that what we have been told in history books about the true origin of ancient American civilization is simply wrong. This book provides convincing evidence that the Americas were settled far earlier than thought and that the earliest inhabitants probably came from Africa." Gregory Little Ph.D. author of The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Native American Mounds & Earthworks

1421

1421
Author: Gavin Menzies
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9781448154838
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Release: 2012-08-31
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On 8 March 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly five hundred feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the world in Confucian harmony. Their journey would last for over two years and take them around the globe but by the time they returned home, China was beginning its long, self-imposed isolation from the world it had so recently embraced. And so the great ships were left to rot and the records of their journey were destroyed. And with them, the knowledge that the Chinese had circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan, reached America seventy years before Columbus, and Australia three hundred and fifty years before Cook... The result of fifteen years research, 1421 is Gavin Menzies' enthralling account of the voyage of the Chinese fleet, the remarkable discoveries he made and the persuasive evidence to support them: ancient maps, precise navigational knowledge, astronomy and the surviving accounts of Chinese explorers and the later European navigators as well as the traces the fleet left behind - from sunken junks to the votive offerings left by the Chinese sailors wherever they landed, giving thanks to Shao Lin, goddess of the sea. Already hailed as a classic, this is the story of an extraordinary journey of discovery that not only radically alters our understanding of world exploration but also rewrites history itself.

Amerigo Vespucci Pilot Major

Amerigo Vespucci  Pilot Major
Author: Frederick Julius Pohl
Pages: 249
ISBN: LCCN:66001856
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Release: 1966
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents excerpts from the book "Amerigo Vespucci, Pilot Major" by Frederick J. Pohl and provided online by Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Features information about Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512).

Before Columbus

Before Columbus
Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Pages: 283
ISBN: UOM:39015013410876
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Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A welcome addition to the growing literature dedicated to 'Atlantic Studies.'. . . Recommended for the professional scholar, the university student, and the educated public."--History

War Before Civilization

War Before Civilization
Author: Lawrence H. Keeley
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780199880706
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Release: 1997-12-18
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The myth of the peace-loving "noble savage" is persistent and pernicious. Indeed, for the last fifty years, most popular and scholarly works have agreed that prehistoric warfare was rare, harmless, unimportant, and, like smallpox, a disease of civilized societies alone. Prehistoric warfare, according to this view, was little more than a ritualized game, where casualties were limited and the effects of aggression relatively mild. Lawrence Keeley's groundbreaking War Before Civilization offers a devastating rebuttal to such comfortable myths and debunks the notion that warfare was introduced to primitive societies through contact with civilization (an idea he denounces as "the pacification of the past"). Building on much fascinating archeological and historical research and offering an astute comparison of warfare in civilized and prehistoric societies, from modern European states to the Plains Indians of North America, War Before Civilization convincingly demonstrates that prehistoric warfare was in fact more deadly, more frequent, and more ruthless than modern war. To support this point, Keeley provides a wide-ranging look at warfare and brutality in the prehistoric world. He reveals, for instance, that prehistorical tactics favoring raids and ambushes, as opposed to formal battles, often yielded a high death-rate; that adult males falling into the hands of their enemies were almost universally killed; and that surprise raids seldom spared even women and children. Keeley cites evidence of ancient massacres in many areas of the world, including the discovery in South Dakota of a prehistoric mass grave containing the remains of over 500 scalped and mutilated men, women, and children (a slaughter that took place a century and a half before the arrival of Columbus). In addition, Keeley surveys the prevalence of looting, destruction, and trophy-taking in all kinds of warfare and again finds little moral distinction between ancient warriors and civilized armies. Finally, and perhaps most controversially, he examines the evidence of cannibalism among some preliterate peoples. Keeley is a seasoned writer and his book is packed with vivid, eye-opening details (for instance, that the homicide rate of prehistoric Illinois villagers may have exceeded that of the modern United States by some 70 times). But he also goes beyond grisly facts to address the larger moral and philosophical issues raised by his work. What are the causes of war? Are human beings inherently violent? How can we ensure peace in our own time? Challenging some of our most dearly held beliefs, Keeley's conclusions are bound to stir controversy.

Olmecs

Olmecs
Author: Captivating History
Pages: 100
ISBN: 1719512310
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Release: 2018-05-22
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Did you know that the Olmecs might have been the first people to introduce writing? The first people that managed to elevate themselves to civilized life were the Olmecs. But why do they remain relatively unknown, hidden in the long and dark corridors of forgotten history? The truth is that few historians are ready to tackle the task of uncovering the true story of the Olmecs. And thus, it can be hard for readers to find an easy-to-read and cohesive resource on this fascinating civilization. But that is about to change. In this new captivating history book, you will discover the truth about the earliest known civilization in America. Olmecs: A Captivating Guide to the Earliest Known Major Ancient Civilization in Mexico includes: Revolutionary Findings Provided by Modern Archaeological Detective Techniques A Simple Explanation of Who the Olmecs Were and Where they Came From Fastinating Discoveries of Olmec Art Startling Theories About the Structure of Olmec Society and How They Interacted with Their Neighbors The Truth of Why the Olmecs Were So Rich and the Powerful Components to Their Success What There Is to Know About the Olmec Military Amazing Insights Into Everyday Life of the Olmecs Religion and Beliefs and How They Played an Essential Role in Olmec Society Remarkable Innovations of the Olmecs And much, much more! So if you want to learn more about the Olmecs, click "add to cart" now!

Precolonial Black Africa

Precolonial Black Africa
Author: Cheikh Anta Diop,Harold Salemson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781613747452
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Release: 2012-09-01
Editor: Chicago Review Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This comparison of the political and social systems of Europe and black Africa from antiquity to the formation of modern states demonstrates the black contribution to the development of Western civilization.

Early America Revisited

Early America Revisited
Author: Ivan Van Sertima
Pages: 209
ISBN: 0765804638
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Release: 1998
Editor: Transaction Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Early America Revisited is a vigorous defense and amplification of Ivan Van Sertima's classic work, They Came Before Columbus. The book makes a carefully balanced case for an African presence in America before Columbus' voyages. At the same time, the work in no way denies the importance of the Columbus voyages for opening up the New World to Europe, and hence changing the economic and political map of the world for all time. Van Sertima's critical cutting edge is that there is an anthropological and ethnographic dimension to the process of discovery, one in which black Africans of non-European origins played a central role. He marshals literary and pictorial evidence and shows its authenticity to be beyond question. The impact of these early discoveries is of far more than historical interest. They serve as a basis to examine anew the study of culture contacts between civilizations, and in so doing, offer a serious base to a multifaceted re-examination of earlier hypotheses of influences in both directions. Early America Revisited provides anthropological evidence about the physical presence of Africans in pre-Columbian America. It is also the study of how two peoples and cultures can lead to cross-fertilization. The borrowing of artifacts and ideas does not mean that the outsider is superior to the native, or that indigenous cultures are insignificant. Van Sertima contends that such relationships can be unpleasant as well as pleasant, conflictual as well as consensual. But, whatever the character of the interaction, its very existence merits awareness. This book is likely to engender disputes and disagreements. But there is no question that it will enrich the study of a wide range of subjects, from archaeology to anthropology, and result in profound changes in the reordering of historical priorities and pedagogy. It should be of wide interest to social scientists, historians, and all those for whom the question of race and culture is a central facet of their own work and lives. Jacqueline L. Patten Van Sertima, who is responsible for the photographic materials in this volume, has had her work exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York, the National Urban League, Columbia University, and many galleries across the country. Her publications include The Black Photographers Annual and Black Photographers.

African Presence in Early Europe

African Presence in Early Europe
Author: Ivan Van Sertima
Pages: 317
ISBN: UOM:39076001365308
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Release: 1985
Editor: Transaction Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book places into perspective the role of the African in world civilization, in particular his little known contributions to the advancement of Europe. A major essay on the evolution of the Caucasoid discusses recent scientific discoveries of the African fatherhood of man and the shift towards albinism (dropping of pigmentation) by the Grimaldi African during an ice age (the Wurm Interstadial) in Europe. The debt owed to African and Arab Moors for certain inventions usually credited to the Renaissance is discussed, as well as the much earlier Afro-Egyptian influence on Greek science and philosophy. The book is divided into six parts: The First Europeans: African Presence in the Ancient Mediterranean Isles and Mainland Greece; Africans in the European Religious Hierarchy (madonnas, saints and popes); African Presence in Western Europe; African Presence in Northern Europe; African Presence in Eastern Europe.

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention
Author: Louis Haber
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0152085661
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Release: 1991
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the lives of fourteen black scientists and inventors who have made significant contributions in the various fields of science and industry. Reprint.