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The Native Population of the Americas in 1492
William M. Denevan writes that, "The discovery of America was followed by possibly the greatest demographic disaster in the history of the world." Research by some scholars provides population estimates of the pre-contact Americas to be as high as 112 million in 1492, while others estimate the population to have been as low as eight million. In any case, the native populat ...more
Paperback, 353 pages
Published March 28th 1992 by University of Wisconsin Press
(first published 1976)
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