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1492: An Ongoing Voyage

examines the rich mix of societies coexisting in the New World before Europeans arrived. It looks at what was life like here before 1492; how Europeans, Africans, and Americans reacted to each other; and the immediate results of their contact. (Library of Congress)

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First Map of California.  'Americae sive quartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descriptio,' [Map of America]. By Diego Gutierrez, 1562.

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