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Before Columbus: The Americas of 1491
Author: Mann, Charles C.
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Time Period: Renaissance
Time Frame: 1491
Geographic Area: North America
Country: United States
Topics: Indigenous Americans
Genre: Non Fiction
Reading Age: Upper Middle Grade, Young Adult
Format: Chapter Book
Published: 2009

American History > Renaissance > Indigenous American History

We all know that the Egyptians Built the pyramids. But Did you know Native Americans were raising pyramid-like structures nearly five hundred years earlier? And we all know Columbus set sail for the New World in 1492, expecting to find vast wilderness. But did you know that at the time, central Mexico may well have been more densely populated than anywhere else on Earth?

These are just a few of the startling new discoveries about Native American history that famed journalist Charles C. Mann presented in 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus. He now recasts his findings in this full-color journey that turns conventional wisdom on its head.

Prepare yourself to unlearn much of what you have learned, and prepare yourself to see the Americas like you've never seen them before!

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