Book Discussion on A Voyage Long and Strange

Tony Horwitz talked about the early European explorers who arrived to the continental U.S.. He spoke on the misconceptions of most… read more

Tony Horwitz talked about the early European explorers who arrived to the continental U.S.. He spoke on the misconceptions of most Americans in relation to the early explorers, how one can claim to “discover” a place that had active civilizations, the disjointed American history curriculum offered in most schools, and initial contacts between Europeans and natives. He offered humorous anecdotes from the explorers to illustrate the interactions they had with native cultures. He used first hand accounts by early explorers to write his book. He answered questions from the audience.

Tony Horwitz is the author of A Voyage Long & Strange: Rediscovering the New World, published by Henry Holt and Company.  close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on A Voyage Long and Strange

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Program ID:
281368-4
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 27, 2008
Last Aired:
Oct 12, 2008

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  • Sep 27, 2008 | 11:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 12, 2008 | 4:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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