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Crossing the Continent 1527-1540 - The Story of the First African American Explorer of the American South-logo

Crossing the Continent 1527-1540 - The Story of the First African American Explorer of the American South

Robert Goodwin

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Nearly two centuries before Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began their epic trek to the Pacific coast, a group of three Spanish noblemen and an African survived shipwreck, famine, Indian attack, and disease to make the first crossing of North America in recorded history. Drawing on contemporary accounts and long-lost records, Robert Goodwin tells the amazing story of their odyssey through the American South. Goodwin's groundbreaking research in original Spanish archives has led him to a radical new interpretation of American history-one in which an African slave named Esteban emerges as the nation's first great explorer and adventurer. Esteban (1500-1539) is the first man born in Africa to die in North America about whom anything is known. The first African American with a name, he was also the first great pioneer from the Old World to explore the entirety of the American South with his three companions. In a feat of historical research, Goodwin takes us on an incredible adventure from Africa to Europe to America, filled with physical endurance, natural calamities, cannibalism, witchcraft, miraculous shamanism, and divine intervention-challenging the traditional history of the nation's discovery and placing Esteban at the heart of our historical record.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

11h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

27:03


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

38:00


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

09:24


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

27:54


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

40:04


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

22:26


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

20:27


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

13:59


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

42:00


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

41:22


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

36:23


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

29:51


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

18:22


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

15:47


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

24:38


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

58:25


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

28:34


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

01:00:46


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

44:48


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

36:41


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

35:11


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

43:55


Part 5, Chapter 22
Part 5, Chapter 22

00:25