Rediscovery of North America

Innbundet / 1991 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780813117423
Publisert
1991
Utgiver
Vendor
The University Press of Kentucky
Aldersnivå
01, G
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Engelsk
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Innbundet
Sider
64
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203 mm
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127 mm
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Rediscovery of North America

Innbundet / 1991 / Engelsk
Five hundred years ago an Italian whose name, translated into English, meant Christopher Dove, came to America and began a process not of discovery, but incursion -- "a ruthless, angry search for wealth" that continues to the present day. This provocative and superbly written book gives a true assessment of Columbus's legacy while taking the first steps toward its redemption. Even as he draws a direct line between the atrocities of Spanish conquistadors and the ongoing pillage of our lands and waters, Barry Lopez challenges us to adopt an ethic that will make further depredations impossible. The Rediscovery of North America is a ringingly persuasive call for us, at long last, to make this country our home.
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Five hundred years ago an Italian whose name, translated into English, meant Christopher Dove, came to America and began a process not of discovery, but incursion -- "a ruthless, angry search for wealth" that continues to the present day.
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Introduction Henry Adams and the Decline of the Republican Tradition Democracy Democracy and Esther Henry Adams' Democracy The Flowers of Freedom or the New Tyranny Henry Adams The Politics of Scientific History Mont Saint Michel and Chartres History, Science, and Politics Henry Adams and "the Burden of History"
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"An eloquent, deep-reaching little book on the subject. But he goes far beyond the inquiry into Columbus' character, motives, and legacy. He also uses the occasion to turn our thoughts to hope: the hope that comes with both a frank acceptance of our past and a resolution to break ways with its shameful legacy." -- Bloomsbury Review"Assets that we must go beyond an obsession with the material wealth of the continent that began with Columbus and begin to appreciate North America for its spiritual wealth if we are ever to feel at home here." -- Commonweal"Eloquently proffers a philosophy of limits that we cannot afford to ignore in this era of global warning and overpopulation." -- Los Angeles Times
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ISBN13
9780813117423
Publisert
1991
Utgiver
Vendor
The University Press of Kentucky
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
64
Høyde
203 mm
Bredde
127 mm
Se alle
Forfatter

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