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Crossing the continent, 1527-1540 : the story of the first African-American explorer of the American South

Author: Robert Goodwin
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harper pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Documents the sixteenth-century crossing of North America by a trio of Spanish noblemen and a pioneering former African slave who endured such challenges as a shipwreck, famine, disease, and Native American attacks.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Estevan; Estevan; Estevan; Estevan.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Goodwin
ISBN: 9780061140457 0061140457
OCLC Number: 460659972
Description: xviii, 414 pages : illustrations, coat of arms, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Journey's end: the first crossing of America, 1536 --
Camino Real: the royal road to Mexico City, 1536 --
Mexico City: July 1536 --
Fiesta: July 1536 --
Negro Alárabe --
Natural de Azamor: the slave trade --
Jerez: 1522 --
Seville: 1522-1527 --
Oviedo and Cabeza de Vaca --
Dorantes and the archive of the Indies --
Atlantic crossing: 1527 --
Cuba: 1527-1528 --
Florida: 1528 --
The isle of misfortune: 1528-1529 --
Texas: 1529-1533 --
Shamanism: 1533-1535 --
The Rio Grande: 1535 --
Friar Marcos de Niza: 1536-1538 --
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado: 1538-1539 --
Chronicles of Esteban's death --
Epilogue: resurrection.
Responsibility: Robert Goodwin.

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Documents the sixteenth-century crossing of North America by a trio of Spanish noblemen and a pioneering former African slave who endured such challenges as a shipwreck, famine, disease, and Native American attacks.

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