Essays on the History of North American Discovery and Exploration

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Initially setting out with nothing more than the idea of taking a shortcut to the Orient, early explorers of North America stumbled upon a confusing array of rivers and wild lands inhabited by strange peoples. This volume encompasses four centuries in the discovery and exploration of North America---the great roadblock to the Orient---and focuses on a theme of interaction between the Old World and the New. David B. Quinn explores European interest in the New World, elaborating on the tradition that the French came for ...

Essays on the History of North American Discovery and Exploration 1988, Texas A&M University Press, College Station

ISBN-13: 9780890963739

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