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Sor Lucrezia di Marchionni, a Florentine nun, leads a mission to Hayti, Spain's first American colony, two decades after its 'discovery' by Christopher Columbus. But she also has a secret assignment - to find out if the passage through to Asia depicted on a world map published by the German cartographer Martin WaldseemUller actually exists. On the island, she meets up with ...more
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Published April 10th 2017 by Cambria Books
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Before the coming of Christopher Columbus to Haiti in 1492 the country could, without danger of sounding too romantic, be described as a relative paradise. It was well populated (some put the population at over 30,000) and divided into six different tribes. Within a generation most of them were dead. The islands were a graveyard, partly due to Old World diseases to which the natives had no immunity but also due to the immense cruelty inflicted upon them by the settlers.

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