They Came Before Columbus

They Came Before Columbus

  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Author : Ivan Van Sertima
  • ISBN-10 : UCSC:32106017436624
  • Release : 2003
  • Genre: History
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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

They Came Before Columbus The African Presence in Ancient America

  • Publisher : African classicals
  • Author : Ivan Van Sertima
  • ISBN-10 :
  • Release : 2020-02-20
  • Genre: History
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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.

The Making of the October Crisis

The Making of the October Crisis

  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Author : D'Arcy Jenish
  • ISBN-10 : 9780385663274
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: History
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A definitive, mind-changing history of the October Crisis and the events leading up to it, publishing in paperback for the 50th anniversary of the Crisis. The first bombs exploded in Montreal in the spring of 1963, and over the next seven years there were hundreds more bombings, many bank robberies, six murders and, in October 1970, the kidnappings of a British diplomat and a Quebec cabinet minister. The perpetrators were members of the Front de libération du Québec, dedicated to establishing a sovereign and socialist Quebec. Half a century on, we should have reached some clear understanding of what led to the October Crisis. Instead, too much attention has been paid to the Crisis and not enough to the years preceding it. Most of those who have written about the FLQ have been ardent nationalists, committed sovereigntists or former terrorists. They tell us that the authorities should have negotiated with the kidnappers and contend that Jean Drapeau's administration and the governments of Robert Bourassa and Pierre Trudeau created the October Crisis by invoking the War Measures Act. Using new research and interviews, D'Arcy Jenish tells the complete story--starting from the spring of 1963. This gripping narrative by a veteran journalist and master storyteller will change forever the way we view this dark chapter in Canadian history.

They Came Before Columbus

They Came Before Columbus

  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Author : Ivan Van Sertima
  • ISBN-10 : UCSC:32106017436624
  • Release : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Download/Read : 284
  • Price : FREE
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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.

Before the Lights Go Out

Before the Lights Go Out

  • Publisher :
  • Author : Sean Fitz-Gerald
  • ISBN-10 : 9780771024214
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: History
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A Globe and Mail Best Book A finalist for the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize A love letter to a sport that's losing itself, from one of our best sports writers. Hockey is approaching a state of crisis in Canada. It's become more expensive, more exclusive, and effectively off-limits to huge swaths of the potential sports-loving population. Youth registration numbers are stagnant; efforts to appeal to new Canadians are often grim at best; the game, increasingly, does not resemble the country of which it's for so long been an integral part. As a lifelong hockey fan and father of a young mixed-race son falling headlong in love with the game, Sean Fitz-Gerald wanted to get to the roots of these issues. His entry point: a season with the Peterborough Petes, a storied OHL team far from its former glory in a once-emblematic Canadian city that is finding itself on the wrong side of the country's changing demographics. Fitz-Gerald profiles the players, coaches and front office staff, a mix of world-class talents with NHL aspirations and Peterborough natives happy with more modest dreams. Through their experiences, their widely varied motivations and expectations, we get a rich, colourful understanding of who ends up playing hockey in Canada and why. Fitz-Gerald interweaves the action of the season with portraits of public figures who've shaped and been shaped by the game: authors who captured its spirit, politicians who exploited it, and broadcasters who try to embody and sell it. He finds his way into community meetings full of angry season ticket holders, as well as into sterile boardrooms full of the sport's institutional brain trust, unable to break away from the inertia of tradition and hopelessly at war with itself. Before the Lights Go Out is a moving, funny, yet unsettling picture of a sport at a crossroads. Fitz-Gerald's warm but rigorous journalistic approach reads, in the end, like a letter to a troubled friend: it's not too late to save hockey in this country,

Stolen Legacy

Stolen Legacy

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Author : George G. M. James
  • ISBN-10 : 9781627930154
  • Release : 2013-04-08
  • Genre: History
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For centuries the world has been misled about the original source of the Arts and Sciences; for centuries Socrates, Plato and Aristotle have been falsely idolized as models of intellectual greatness; and for centuries the African continent has been called the Dark Continent, because Europe coveted the honor of transmitting to the world, the Arts and Sciences. It is indeed surprising how, for centuries, the Greeks have been praised by the Western World for intellectual accomplishments which belong without a doubt to the Egyptians or the peoples of North Africa.

African American Heritage

African American Heritage

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Author : David T. Adamo
  • ISBN-10 : 9781725203990
  • Release : 2001-07-02
  • Genre: Religion
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This book , originally published in 1985 by Texian Press, Waco, Texas, has now been updated and expanded.

Encyclopedia of Black Studies

Encyclopedia of Black Studies

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Author : Molefi Kete Asante
  • ISBN-10 : 076192762X
  • Release : 2005
  • Genre: Social Science
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Articles presents an analysis of the key individuals, events, and issues that are important to African Americans.

Africa and the Discovery of America

Africa and the Discovery of America

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Author : Leo Wiener
  • ISBN-10 : 9783864034329
  • Release : 2012-01
  • Genre:
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This book is about an event in history that changed the world for all times. It is a sad story that did not have to be. What Africans and the indigenous Americans have given to the world is a part of total humanity that must be respectfully considered in order to build a world where all people can walk in peace and dignity with their respective contributions accepted.