They Came Before Columbus

In They Came Before Columbus, we see clearly the unmistakable face and handprint of black Africans in pre-Columbian America, and their overwhelming impact on the civilizations they encountered.

They Came Before Columbus

“A landmark . . . brilliantly [demonstrates] has that there is far more to black history than the slave trade.”—John A. Williams They Came Before Columbus reveals a compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in ancient America. Examining navigation and shipbuilding; cultural analogies between Native Americans and Africans; the transportation of plants, animals, and textiles between the continents; and the diaries, journals, and oral accounts of the explorers themselves, Ivan Van Sertima builds a pyramid of evidence to support his claim of an African presence in the New World centuries before Columbus. Combining impressive scholarship with a novelist’s gift for storytelling, Van Sertima re-creates some of the most powerful scenes of human history: the launching of the great ships of Mali in 1310 (two hundred master boats and two hundred supply boats), the sea expedition of the Mandingo king in 1311, and many others. In They Came Before Columbus, we see clearly the unmistakable face and handprint of black Africans in pre-Columbian America, and their overwhelming impact on the civilizations they encountered.

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They Came Before Columbus
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Ivan Van Sertima
Categories: America
Type: BOOK - Published: 1976 - Publisher: Random House Incorporated

Explorers' diaries and journals, carbon-14-dated sculptures, Arab documents and maps, and dated skeletons provide evidence for the pre-Columbia n presence in the Americas of black men and their influence on the Olmec, Mayan , and Aztec civilizations
They Came Before Columbus
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Ivan Van Sertima
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-09-23 - Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

“A landmark . . . brilliantly [demonstrates] has that there is far more to black history than the slave trade.”—John A. Williams They Came Before Columbus reveals a compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in ancient America. Examining navigation and shipbuilding; cultural analogies
They Came Before Columbus
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: Ivan Van Sertima
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-09-23 - Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

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.
They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Ivan Van Sertima
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-20 - Publisher: African classicals

They Came Before Columbus reveals a compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in ancient America. Examining navigation and shipbuilding; cultural analogies between Native Americans and Africans; the transportation of plants, animals, and textiles between the continents; and the diaries, journals, and oral accounts
Paracritical Hinge
Language: en
Pages: 382
Authors: Nathaniel Mackey
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

Paracritical Hinge is a collection of varied yet interrelated pieces highlighting Nathaniel Mackey’s multifaceted work as writer and critic. It embraces topics ranging from Walt Whitman’s interest in phrenology to the marginalization of African American experiential writing; from Kamau Brathwaite’s "calibanistic" language practices to Garc�a Lorca’s flamenco aesthetic of duende