Discovery of America

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Now you can study the Discovery and Exploration of America from first-hand perspective. This essential eBook includes 39 primary source accounts from pre 1000 AD to 1562. No source is better than the original. It is untainted and tells the history as it happened.

The content in this eBook is included in our colossal "First-hand History of America" collection with over 1,200 primary source accounts.

*Includes 39 Accounts:

  • Pre-Columbian Voyages – John Fiske
  • The Men from Asia and from Norway – Justin Winsor
  • Other Pre-Columbian Voyages – Henry Wheaton
  • The Voyages of the Norsemen – From the Saga of Eric the Red
  • The Voyages to Vinland – From the Saga of Eric the Red
  • The Travels of Marco Polo – John Fiske
  • Marco Polo's Account of Japan and Java – Marco Polo
  • Prologue to the Book of Ser Marco Polo – Marco Polo
  • Early Life of Columbus – Washington Irving
  • Letters From Toscanelli Approving Columbus' Project – Paul Toscanelli
  • The Journal of Columbus – Christopher Columbus
  • Columbus in Spain – Washington Irving
  • The Discovery – Columbus – Christopher Columbus
  • The Discovery by Columbus – Washington Irving
  • The Discovery of America – Ferdinand Columbus
  • The Letter of Columbus to Luis De Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery – Christopher Columbus
  • Reception of Columbus in Spain – Washington Irving
  • Papal Bull Dividing the New World – Pope Alexander VI
  • The Discovery of the Mainland by the Cabots – John A. Doyle
  • Peter Martyr's Account – Peter Martyr
  • The Voyages of the Cabots – King Henry VII and Sebastian Cabot
  • John Cabot's Discovery of North America – Pasqualigo and di Soncino
  • Amerigo Vespucci's Account of His First Voyage – Amerigo Vespucci
  • Fourth and Last Voyage of Columbus – Christopher Columbus
  • The Death of Columbus – Washington Irving
  • The Naming of America – Martin Waltzee-Muller
  • Balboa Discovers the Pacific – Manuel Jose Quintana
  • The Discovery of Florida by Ponce de Leon – Parkman
  • Ponce de Leon in Florida – George Bancroft
  • The Origin of Negro Slavery in America – Sir Arthur Helps
  • The Voyage of Magellan to the Pacific – John Fiske
  • Verrazzano's Voyage – John de Verrazzano
  • Cartier's Exploration of the St. Lawrence – John A. Doyle
  • Cartier Discovers the St. Lawrence – Jacques Cartier
  • De Vaca's Journey to New Mexico – Cabeza de Vaca
  • Searches for "The Seven Cities of Cibola" – Reuben Gold Thwaites
  • Coronado's Wanderings – Francis Vasques de Coronado
  • De Soto's Discovery of the Mississippi – Francis Parkman
  • Death of De Soto – Unknown

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