1491 Charles Mann Summary

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1491 by Charles Mann is a book about the Native Indians lives in a pre-Colombian America. Throughout the book Mann states that a great deal of the information he is giving is new speculation. However, not all of the speculation has evidence clear enough for one to be sure what he claims is true. Mann’s writing style is thought provoking, intriguing, and engaging. Mann specializes in scientific journalism. He has written several books, including: The Strange Case of the World’s Biggest Internet Invasion, Noah’s Choice: The Future of Endangered Species, The Aspirin Wars: Money, Medicine, and 100 Years of Rampant competition, and The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Twentieth Century Physics. Mann also co-wrote four books. Mann is …show more content…

He grew so interested in it he started doing research so he could come back and write about what he had learned. The genre Mann wrote 1491 in is narrative history. Mann often talks about his personal experiences in the settings that he talks about. Mann also mentions what he and his colleagues find through doing research together. Mann seemed to use case studies to back his claims. Although, he did often credit information to his colleagues and close friends throughout the book. However, his bibliography is quite extensive. Charles C. Mann’s 1491 offers new insight into how the Native Indians lived in a pre-Colombian America. Mann describes how the Indians lived and were affected by the Europeans invasion of their land. Mann first describes going on a trip with his colleagues to Brazil to learn more about the culture there and explore the land on which the Indians lived. He states that his colleagues, Erickson and Balée, have radically challenged conventional notions of what the America’s were like before Columbus. He explains that when he went to school in the 70s’, he learned that the Indians had come across the Bering Strait roughly thirteen

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