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Title:
America's hidden history : untold tales of the first pilgrims, fighting women, and forgotten founders who shaped a nation
Author:
Davis, Kenneth C.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York. : Smithsonian Books/Collins, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
xvi, 272 pages : 22 cm
Summary:
An iconoclastic look at America's past: overlooked episodes that shaped the nation's destiny and character. Spanning a period from the Spanish arrival in America to George Washington's inauguration in 1789, these narratives bring to light little-known but fascinating, myth-busting facts. Read the story of the first real Pilgrims in America, who were wine-making French Huguenots, not dour English Separatists; the coming-of-age story of Queen Isabella, who suggested that Columbus take pigs on his voyage, which may have spread disease to many Native Americans; the long, bloody relationship between the Pilgrims and Indians, running counter to the idyllic scene of the Thanksgiving feast; the little-known story of George Washington as a headstrong young soldier who committed a war crime, signed a confession, and started a war. Full of color, intrigue, and human interest, this book connects some of the dots between history and today's headlines.--From publisher description.
Language:
English
Contents:
Isabella's pigs -- Hannah's escape -- Washington's confession -- Warren's toga -- Arnold's boot -- Lafayette's sword.
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ISBN:
9780061118180
Format :
Book