Van Sertima marshals the literary and pictorial evidence and shows its Early America Revisited is a vigorous defense and amplification of Ivan Van Sertima’s. Early America Revisited has 41 ratings and 0 reviews. Early America Revisited is a vigorous defense and amplification of Ivan Van Sertima’s. Early America Revisited is a vigorous defense and amplification of Ivan Van Sertima’s classic work, They Came Before Columbus. The book makes a carefully.

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Isaac Holloway rated it it was amazing Sertim 20, Van Sertima contends that such relationships can be unpleasant as well as pleasant, conflictual as well as consensual. His book also shed light on a lot of other things I was unaware of, like the mind-blowing sophistication of Egyptian scientists and builders, the various advanced revisitedd imperial ancient and medieval civilizations across the African continent that I did not know about having grown up in American public schools learning little beyond anthropological studies of primitive jungle tribes, or that the Ancient Egyptians were a more black-African people than a Mediterranean-Mesopotamian looking people which is the impression I got in public school.

To me, that is defeating the cause. The borrowing of artifacts and ideas does not mean that the outsider is superior to the native, or that indigenous cultures are insignificant. Redmond herself uses “chieftain” and “big man” interchangeably, and seems to prefer the former only because it “is not culture bound in the way that the Melane- sian big man is,” and because it is “gender neutral” p.

Hapgood’s interpretation of the map is so flexible that, besides Van Sertima, it can be used to support claims of visitors from outer space Erich von Dannikenthe exis- tence of Atlantis Graham Hancock, Adrian Flem-Ath, Charles Berlitzthe existence of a worldwide pre-Ice Age disappeared civilization Charles Hapgood, Graham Han- cock”scientific creationism” Donald Chittickand the vaporings of Immanuel Velikovsky Charles Ginenthal.


Early America Revisited – Paperback

Books by Ivan Van Sertima. Haroon rated it it was amazing Nov 11, Draw- ing an analogy with rarly myth that Napoleon’s army shot off the nose of the Sphinx because it was too negroid, van Sertlma claims eary an American archaeological team exca- vating La Venta, mutilated stela 3 to make the nose of the individual look more aquiline. Skip to main content. Not to leave the impression that any one way excludes the other. The impact of these early discoveries is of far more than historical interest.

As a literary critic, he is the author of Caribbean Writers, a collection of critical essays on the Caribbean novel. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Explore the Home Gift Can. In one of his later books, though, he re-turns them into migrants after all. Frankford Fordang rated it it was amazing Nov 01, Obviously in other editions. It should be of wide interest to social scientists, historians, and all those for whom the question of race and culture is a central facet of their own work and lives.

African-American Studies: Early America Revisited by Ivan Van Sertima (1998, Paperback)

Write a customer review. The African Presence in Ancient America. If you read any book on Sertima’s theories of the ancient and medieval Africans in pre-Columbian North America, I’d recommend going with this one.

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He edited the Journal of African Civilizations, which has greatly changed the way in which African history and culture sertimz taught and studied. African American Nonfiction Books.

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Want to Read saving…. At the same time, the work in no way denies the importance of the Columbus voyages for opening up the New World to Europe, and hence changing the economic and political map of the world for all time. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Additionally, according to one caption, some pictures may be seen in color.

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And that the entire humanity completely revidited in less than 2 millennia? Ortiz de Montellano, Austin, Texas. They include Barry Fell, who can find ancient writing in any set of scratches, and the staple of diffusionists, Thor Heyerdahl. The Sounds and Colors of Power is a thoroughly read- able, well-designed and -illustrated book that can be read by scholars regardless of their regional focus.

The finding of African artifacts and skeletons claimed to be African origin by anthopoligcal scholars in the Americas I think is enough to warrant further study and academic attention.

Ewrly not least concerning my criticism, I would like to mention that I don’t really comprehend Van Sertima’s division of pre-Columbian Blacks in the Americas from the Native Americans.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But, whatever the character of the interaction, its very existence merits awareness. Open Preview See a Problem? Next time of losing the debate, the anti-Africanists will probably claim: As such, it gets ever more uncomprehendable that some people, however fewer they may get, undeterred keep up the torch for Columbus being the first.