Who really discovered America? What was "the shot heard 'round the world"? Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: Did he or didn't he?
From the arrival of Columbus through the bizarre election of 2000 and beyond, Davis carries readers on a rollicking ride through more than 500 years of American history. In this updated edition of the classic anti-textbook, he debunks, recounts, and serves up the real story behind the myths and fallacies of American history.
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|Title of History eBook: Don't Know Much About|
|Release Date: 10-13-2009|
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|Publisher: HarperCollins e-books|
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Don't Know Much About
Chapter OneBrave New World
Who really "discovered" America?
If he wasn't interested in the Bahamas, what was Columbus looking for in the first place?
Did Columbus's men bring syphilis back to Europe?
So if Columbus didn't really discover America, who did?
Okay, the Indians really discovered America. Who were they, and how did they get here?
If Columbus was so important, how come we don't live in the United States of Columbus?
What became of Christopher Columbus?
Where were the first European settlements in the New World?
If the Spanish were here first, what was so important about Jamestown?
What was the Northwest Passage?
What was the Lost Colony?
When and how did Jamestown get started?
Did Pocahontas really save John Smith's life?
What was the House of Burgesses?
Who started the slave trade?
Who were the Pilgrims, and what did they want?
What was the Mayflower Compact?
Did the Pilgrims really land at Plymouth Rock?
Highlights in the Development of New England
Who started New York?
Did the Indians really sell Manhattan for $24?
How did New Amsterdam become New York?
When did the French reach the New World?
Why is Pennsylvania the Quaker State?
What were the thirteen original colonies?
Few eras in American history are shrouded in as much myth and mystery as the long period covering America's discovery and settlement. Perhaps this is because there were few objective observers on hand to record so many of these events. There was no "film at eleven" when primitive people crossed the land bridge from Asia...