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Crossing the Continent, 1527-1540 : The Story of the First African-american Explorer of the American South (Paperback)

Author: Goodwin, Robert

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Nearly three centuries before Lewis and Clark''s epic trek to the Pacific coast, an African slave named Esteban Dorantes became America''s first great explorer and adventurer--the first pioneer from the Old World to explore the entirety of the American South. Shipwrecked off the Florida coast, Esteban guided a small band of survivors on an incredible, eight-year-long journey westward--enduring famine, disease, and Native American hostility as the company made their way across what is now Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, traveling as far as the Gulf of California.

Drawing on contemporary accounts, long-lost records, and Dr. Robert Goodwin''s groundbreaking research in Spanish archives, "Crossing the Continent" is a riveting true story of physical endurance, natural calamities, geographical wonders, and strange discoveries--a remarkable chronicle that offers a radical new interpretation of American history.

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Publisher Perennial
Mfg Part# 9780061140457
SKU 209211937
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0061140457
Release Date 10/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0414
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
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