- Unit Reference Materials
- Calloway, Colin G., First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History,
Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 1999.
- Mann, Charles C., 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, New York:
- Nash, Gary B., Red, White & Black: The Peoples Of Early North America, New Jersey:
Prentice Hall, 1992.
- Nash, Gary B. and others, eds. The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society,
6th ed. New York: Pearson Education Inc., 2004.
- Thornton, Russell, American Indian Holocaust and Survival: A Population History Since
1492, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987.
- Wood, Peter H. and others, Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the United
States, New York: Pearson Education Inc., 2003.
- Organization of American Historians: Talking History Radio Program
According to John Herron's guest this week, Charles C. Mann, the Americas before Columbus were very different from the commonly perceived unpopulated pristine wilderness awaiting Manifest Destiny. He explains that new evidence presented in his book, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, suggests that before it became the New World, it was more populated and sophisticated than previously thought. Mann is an award winning author and correspondent for Science and The Atlantic Monthly.
Airdate: December 19, 2005.
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Running time: 29 minutes
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