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Summary: This series covers America's history from the age of Pre-Columbian Native Americans, through European discovery, colonization, independence, the forging of a young nation, and the settling of the American frontier. Students will look at the history of the United States from a new perspective, as they explore the events that have shaped modern American society. Professor Linwood Thompson is the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 EAR
2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 1
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 2

Waxman, Laura Hamilton

Summary: Chronicles the life and career of Juan Ponce de Léon, tracing his travels in the Carribbean and his discoveries of Florida and Puerto Rico.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2018

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1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 910.92 WAX

Kallen, Stuart A.

Summary: Uses primary source documents to follow Francisco Vázquez de Coronado on his search for the Seven Cities of Cibola.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2018

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1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 910.92 KAL

Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar

Summary: "This edition of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca'a Relacion offers readers Rolena Adorno and Patrick Charles Pautz's celebrated translation of Cabeza de Vaca's account of the 1527 Panfilo de Narvaez expedition to North America. The dramatic narrative tells the story of some of the first Europeans and the first-known African to encounter the North American wilderness and its Native inhabitants. It is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 2003

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Kemper, Steve.

Contents: Preparations -- Invitation to Africa -- At the edge of the desert -- First steps -- Stalled in Murzuk -- The palace of demons -- To Aïr -- Plundered -- Days and nights in Tintellust -- Desert port -- Separate ways -- "The celebrated emporium of Negroland" -- An ending -- The kingdom of Bornu -- A mystery solved -- "The horde of the Welad Sliman" -- Razzia -- Captive in Bagirmi -- Letters from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 916.70423 KEM

Doak, Robin S. (Robin Santos)

Summary: Provides an account of the journey made by Coronado and his search for riches in the new world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Compass Point Books 2002

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Doak

Mowat, Farley.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Steerforth Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.011 MOW

Morganelli, Adrianna

Summary: Describes the life and accomplishments of the French explorer who made many voyages to North America, founded a colony in present-day Canada, and became known as the "Father of New France."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2006

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CHA

Buckley, James.

Summary: "As a boy he preferred reading sea stories to doing homework and, at age 16, became an apprentice seaman. Subsequently, Ernest Shackleton's incredible journeys to the South Pole in the early 1900s made him one of the most famous explorers of modern times. His courage in the face of dangerous conditions and unforeseeable tragedies reveal the great leader that he was. His historic 1914 journey...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SHA

Kallen, Stuart A.

Summary: Uses primary source documents to follow Christopher Columbus on his journeys to the New World.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 970.01 KAL

Levy, Janey

Summary: "It's something many Americans are certain is a solid fact: Columbus discovered America. But it's not true. First, Columbus never landed on the North American mainland. And second, how can someone "discover" a place that's already home to millions of people? In this lively and engaging book, readers will uncover the truth behind many myths about explorers in the Americas. Accessible text...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Herbert, Janis

Summary: An account of the Lewis and Clark expedition sent by President Jefferson to explore the land acquired in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Includes related activities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2000

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Parkman, Francis

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: the New American Library 1963

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R-GEN 973.2 PAR

Messner, Kate

Summary: Once again the mysterious box takes the golden retriever Ranger back in time, and he finds himself on Robert Falcon Scott's ship, the Terra Nova, headed for Antarctica, where his mission is to save Jack Nin, a Chinese-Maori stowaway from New Zealand, from the blizzards, unstable ice, and the other hazards that lie ahead for the doomed expedition.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2016

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MES

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION MES

Hayes, Derek

Format: cartographic

Publisher / Publication Date: Douglas & McIntyre 2004

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 911.73 HAY

Harmon, Daniel E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea House Publishers 2001

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB LA SALLE HAR

Fernández-Armesto, Felipe.

Summary: Chronicles the life and times of Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci, an obscure adventurer, salesman, sorcerer, and relentless borrower of others' experiences and achievements who gave his name to the continents of the New World.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.01 VESPUCCI, AMERIGO FER

Heinrichs, Ann.

Summary: A biography of the seventeenth-century French explorer who was the first European to travel the entire length of the Mississippi River, claiming for France not only that river, but also all the land whose waters fed into it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Compass Point Books 2002

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 La Salle

Summary: "An exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., April 29, 2000-September 5, 2000."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Institution Press in association with the National Museum of Natural History 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.013 VIK

Gallagher, Jim

Summary: A biography of the wealthy Spaniard who came to the New World to seek glory and who was the first European to reach the Mississippi River in 1541.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea House Publishers 2000

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB DESOTO GAL

Nelson, Robin

Summary: Simple text, photographs, and illustrations introduce the history and traditions of Columbus Day in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE NEL

Otfinoski, Steven.

Summary: Recounts the explorations of Spanish soldier Juan Ponce de Len̤, who discovered, founded, and named Florida, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Benchmark Books 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PON

Parkman, Francis

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Modern Library 1985

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: MI 973.24 PAR

Maestro, Betsy.

Summary: Relates the story of the first European explorers and settlers to come to America and details their effect on the people they encountered there.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mulberry Books 1997

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 970.01 Maestro