1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

Charles Mann talked about his book 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, published by Alfred A. Knopf. In his book Charles Mann… read more

Charles Mann talked about his book 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, published by Alfred A. Knopf. In his book Charles Mann reached the conclusion that in the year before Christopher Columbus landed in 1492, there were more people in the Americas than in Europe. In the book, the author described the cultures of the Aztec and Native American peoples of the Americas as well as the technological innovations of their respective cultures. He refuted the commonly taught version of the Americas before Columbus, saying it wasn’t a sparsely populated wilderness but a cultivated land populated by advanced peoples. Mr. Mann used pictures during his presentation. Following his remarks, he responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. close

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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

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Program ID:
188924-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 18, 2005 | 4:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Mar 23, 2014 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Sep 18, 2005 | 4:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 19, 2005 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 01, 2005 | 11:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 24, 2005 | 3:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 25, 2005 | 12:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 03, 2006 | 5:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 04, 2006 | 5:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 15, 2014 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 16, 2014 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 23, 2014 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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