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 ...

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