1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

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1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
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Author Charles C. Mann
Country United States
Language English
Subject World History
Columbian Exchange
Genre Nonfiction
History
Publisher Knopf
Publication date
9 August 2011
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 560
ISBN 978-0-307-26572-2
OCLC 682893439
909/.4
LC Class D228 .M36 2011
Preceded by 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created is a nonfiction book by Charles C. Mann first published in 2011.[1] It covers the global effects of the Columbian Exchange, following Columbus' first landing in the Americas, that led to our current globalized world civilization.[2][3] It follows on from Mann's previous book on the Americas prior to Columbus, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus.[4]

In the United Kingdom, the book is published by Granta Books and is titled 1493: How the Ecological Collision of Europe and the Americas Gave Rise to the Modern World.

Reception[edit]

Ian Morris in his New York Times review appreciates the interesting tales Mann tells, writing: "He makes even the most unpromising-­sounding subjects fascinating. I, for one, will never look at a piece of rubber in quite the same way now that I have been introduced to the debauched nouveaux riches of 19th-­century Brazil, guzzling Champagne from bathtubs and gunning one another down in the streets of Manaus."[5] Gregory McNamee in The Washington Post finds 1493 "fascinating and complex, exemplary in its union of meaningful fact with good storytelling."[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mann, Charles C. (2011). 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created. New York: Knopf. ISBN 978-0-307-26572-2. 
  2. ^ Mann, Charles C. (8 August 2011). In '1493,' Columbus Shaped A World To Be; talking about his book 1493. Radio Interview with Terry Gross. NPR Fresh Air. WHYY-FM. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Mann, Charles C. (26 September 2011). 1493: Uncovering the new World Columbus Created. Television Interview with Richard Rodriguez. ALOUD at Central Library, Los Angeles Public Library. C-SPAN. Los Angeles, California. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Mann, Charles C. (2005). 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus. New York: Knopf. ISBN 1-4000-4006-X. 
  5. ^ Morris, Ian (19 August 2011). "Seeds, Germs and Slaves". The New York Times Sunday Book Review. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  6. ^ McNamee, Gregory; Steven Levingston (26 August 2011). "'1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created,' by Charles C. Mann". The Washington Post. Retrieved 20 September 2011.