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Who Was First?

Discovering the Americas
Freedman, Russell (Book - 2007)
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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.
Authors: Freedman, Russell
Statement of Responsibility: by Russell Freedman
Title: Who was first?
discovering the Americas
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, c2007
Characteristics: vii, 88 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 83-85) and index
Contents: Before Columbus
Admiral of the ocean sea
Did China discover America?
Leif the lucky
The not-so-new world
Who really discovered America?
Summary: "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.
Subject Headings: America Discovery and exploration Juvenile literature America Discovery and exploration Pre-Columbian Juvenile literature Explorers America Biography Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Explorers
LCCN: 2006102485
ISBN: 9780618663910
0618663916
Branch Call Number: J 970.01 F
Research Call Number: JFF 08-399
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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 »

Freedman’s enlightens readers as to the many possible discoverers of America. Perhaps a bit sophisticated for 4th graders, this text is highly recommended for educators or anyone interested in who may have traveled to America before 1492.


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