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Upon hearing rumors that the men who discovered the North Pole had fathered sons while on their expedition, S. Allen Counter arranged to visit the ...Show synopsisUpon hearing rumors that the men who discovered the North Pole had fathered sons while on their expedition, S. Allen Counter arranged to visit the remote villages where Robert Peary, the credited discoverer, and Matthew Henson, the black man whose contributions to the expedition are widely ignored, stayed during their travels. This book recounts the astonishing story of Counter's trips to Greenland and the relationships he develops with the Eskimo ancestors of the two men. At the same time, new evidence about Peary's journey to the Pole is examined, and it comes to light that Henson, was the true hero.Hide synopsis
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Description:Fine. Dust Jacket Included. NORTH POLE LEGACY: BLACK, WHITE AND...Fine. Dust Jacket Included. NORTH POLE LEGACY: BLACK, WHITE AND ESKIMO. U. od Massachusetts Press, Amherst 1991, first edition, 222 pages, historic B & W photgraphs. Dust jacket is slightly chipped. Book has a small remainder mark otherwise Fine. $10.00.
This is a fascinating book for many reasons: as a description of our loss of diverse cultures; as a reminder of how racial difference used to be (and often still is) treated; as a memorial to the Arctic explorers of last century; and a tribute to the people who belatedly recognized the black contribution ...
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