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1491 by Charles C. Mann
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Nov 05, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read from September 05 to November 02, 2011

Fascinating book that presents current archeological/anthropological research/findings about Native Americans throughout North and South America before the arrival of Columbus--findings that controvert almost everything we were taught in school--from the size of the population, to the rise and spread of agriculture, to how Native Americans influenced and used the land. Well-written and thoroughly researched with numerous examples, this is an exciting synthesis that completely changed my perspective on American history.

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message 1: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Weber Wow, this really makes me want to read it.

Susan One of the best books I've read this year. Lynn, I think you'd like it.

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