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Crossing the Continent 1527-1540

The Story of the First African-American Explorer of the American South

Dr. Robert Goodwin

Hardcover

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Compact Disc (10/28/2008)
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Compact Disc (10/28/2008)
Compact Disc (10/1/2008)
Compact Disc (10/1/2008)
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Description

A triumph of historical detective work, Crossing the Continent is the remarkable, never-before-told story of the first black explorer and adventurer in America, Esteban Dorantes. An African slave, Dorantes led an eight-year journey from Florida to California in the early sixteenth century—three hundred years before Lewis and Clark ventured west. An extraordinary true-life saga of courage, trials, and discovery that the Philadelphia Inquirer calls, “an adventure story more thrilling than Defoe or Melville could have imagined,” Crossing the Continent breaks new ground as it challenges the traditional view of American history.

Harper, 9780061140440, 432pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2008



About the Author

Robert Goodwin is a Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London. He has also studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies at University College London, and in Spain at the universities of Granada and Seville. Goodwin lives in London.