Crossing the Continent, 1527-1540



    Crossing the Continent, 1527-1540

    The Story of the First African-American Explorer of the American South

    Robert Goodwin

    Harper 2008

    Hardback 414pp

    9780061140440   Product Code: 77070

    Robert Goodwin chronicles the adventures of the African slave Esteban Dorantes (1500-1539), the first pioneer from the Old World to explore the entirety of the American south and the first African-born man to die in North America about whom anything is known. Goodwin's groundbreaking research in Spanish archives has led to a radical new interpretation of American history - one in which an African slave emerges as the nation's first great explorer and adventurer.

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