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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
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.
Place Published New York
PUB Date Free Form 2003
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Carrier volume
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2003278224
Merged OCLC records 492730850
OCLC Time Stamp 20150409142549
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 04245cam 2200853 a 45020