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They came before Columbus : the African presence in ancient America

Author: Ivan Van Sertima
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2003 ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ivan Van Sertima
ISBN: 9780812968170 0812968174
OCLC Number: 1000143833
Description: xviii, 284 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Author's note --
The secret route from Guinea --
The visible witnesses --
The mariner prince of Mali --
Africans across the sea --
Among the Quetzalcoatls --
Mandingo traders in medieval Mexico --
Black Africa and Egypt --
The black kings of the twenty-fifth dynasty --
African-Egyptian presences in ancient America --
Plants and transplants --
Smoking, tobacco, and pipes in Africa and America --
The mystery of Mu-lan-p'i --
Postscript on other finds.
Other Titles: African presence in ancient America
Responsibility: Ivan Van Sertima.

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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.

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