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Main Title They came before Columbus : the African presence in ancient America /
Author Van Sertima, Ivan,
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 53068001
ISBN 0812968174; 9780812968170
Subjects Africans--America--History--To 1500. ; Indians--African influences. ; Blacks--America--History. ; America--Discovery and exploration--African. ; America--Antiquities. ; Discoveries in geography--African. ; Einwanderung ; Entdeckung ; Altamerika ; Africains--Civilisations prcolombiennes. ; Indiens--Influence africaine. ; Noirs américains--Histoire. ; Amérique--Dcouverte et exploration--Africains. ; Amérique--Antiquitš. ; Schwarze. ; HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies). ; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies. ; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration. ; Africains--Civilisations prâecolombiennes. ; Noirs amâericains--Histoire. ; Amâerique--Dâecouverte et exploration--Africains. ; Amâerique--Antiquitâes.
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EJAM  E109.A35V36 2003 BEPAC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 04/13/2015 STATUS
Edition Random House trade pbk. ed.
Collation xviii, 284 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Notes
Originally published: Ã1976. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
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. 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.