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1492: An Ongoing Voyage

Promontory of Florida, Theodor de Bry and Charles de. . . , Library of Congress

This exhibit "examines the first sustained contacts between American people and European explorers, conquerors, and settlers from 1492 to 1600." Divided into six sections--"What Came To Be Called 'America'," "The Mediterranean World," "Christopher Columbus: Man and Myth," "Inventing America," "Europe Claims America," and "Epilogue"--the materials include background essays, illustrations of objects such as Columbus' Coat of Arms, and a 15-title bibliography. An interesting exhibition that consists mostly of secondary text.

 
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