Crossing the Continent 1527-1540 by Robert Goodwin audiobook

Crossing the Continent 1527-1540: The Story of the First African American Explorer of the American South

By Robert Goodwin
Read by Simon Prebble

Tantor Audio 9780061140440

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200127993

  • ISBN: 9798200127986

  • ISBN: 9798200128006

Runtime: 11.95 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Nearly two centuries before Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began their epic trek to the Pacific coast, a group of three Spanish noblemen and an African survived shipwreck, famine, Indian attack, and disease to make the first crossing of North America in recorded history. Drawing on contemporary accounts and long-lost records, Robert Goodwin tells the amazing story of their odyssey through the American South. Goodwin's groundbreaking research in original Spanish archives has led him to a radical new interpretation of American history—one in which an African slave named Esteban emerges as the nation's first great explorer and adventurer. Esteban (1500–1539) is the first man born in Africa to die in North America about whom anything is known. The first African American with a name, he was also the first great pioneer from the Old World to explore the entirety of the American South with his three companions. In a feat of historical research, Goodwin takes us on an incredible adventure from Africa to Europe to America, filled with physical endurance, natural calamities, cannibalism, witchcraft, miraculous shamanism, and divine intervention—challenging the traditional history of the nation's discovery and placing Esteban at the heart of our historical record.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Goodwin succeeds in lifting an important historical figure out of the fog of myth. The Washington Post

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Author

Author Bio: Robert Goodwin

Author Bio: Robert Goodwin

Robert Goodwin is a visiting research fellow at King’s College in London and the author of Crossing the Continent 1527–1540: The Story of the First African American Explorer of the American South.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 11.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English