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The Resource The island of seven cities : where the Chinese settled when they discovered America, Paul Chiasson

The island of seven cities : where the Chinese settled when they discovered America, Paul Chiasson

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The island of seven cities : where the Chinese settled when they discovered America
Title
The island of seven cities
Title remainder
where the Chinese settled when they discovered America
Statement of responsibility
Paul Chiasson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the summer of 2002, architect Paul Chiasson decided to climb a mountain he had never explored on Cape Breton Island, where eight generations of his Acadian family had lived. One of the oldest points of exploration and settlement in the Americas, with a written history dating back to the first days of European discovery, Cape Breton is littered with remnants of old settlements. But that day Chiasson found a road that was unique. Well made and consistently wide, and at one time clearly bordered with stone walls, the road had been a major undertaking. But he could find no record of it. In the two years of detective work that followed, Chiasson systematically surveyed the history of Europeans in North America and came to a stunning conclusion: the ruins he had stumbled upon an entire townsite on a mountaintop---did not belong to the Portuguese, the French, the English, or the Scots. And they predated John Cabot�1497 discovery of the island."--Book jacket
Summary
Toronto-based architect Chiasson was born on Cape Breton Island and is a direct descendent of the Acadians who were among the first European settlers in the New World. In the summer of 2002, while on a hike on Cape Breton, he stumbled across the unmarked remnants of an ancient road. Through two years of extensive research and site visits, he pieced together the mystery of his discovery--that the road was part of a large Chinese colony that existed long before Europeans explorers arrived--which he documents in this text. Illustrated with b&w maps, photographs, and diagrams. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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178170
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DLC
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Chiasson, Paul
Dewey number
971.69
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Chiasson, Paul
  • Chinese
  • Cape Breton Island (N.S.)
  • Cape Breton Island (N.S.)
  • Cape Breton Island (N.S.)
Target audience
adult
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where the Chinese settled when they discovered America
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The island of seven cities : where the Chinese settled when they discovered America, Paul Chiasson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 352-362) and index
Contents
1. Cut stones in the wilderness -- 2. Finding the edges of the world -- 3. John Cabot : a father effaced -- 4. Lost brothers -- 5. After the Portuguese -- 6. The French settle in -- 7. More brothers -- 8. A puzzling change of mind -- 9. Island of the dispossessed -- 10. Mysteries of the Mi'kmaq -- 11. A light in the east -- 12. Learning anew -- 13. An unexpected discovery -- 14. A family gathering -- 15. The summit -- 16. The wall and beyond -- 17. Parallel threads -- 18. Gavin and gold -- 19. Washington -- 20. The first visitors -- 21. Family reunions -- 22. Before the snow
Control code
000040134326
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
376 p.
Isbn
9780312362058
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The island of seven cities : where the Chinese settled when they discovered America, Paul Chiasson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 352-362) and index
Contents
1. Cut stones in the wilderness -- 2. Finding the edges of the world -- 3. John Cabot : a father effaced -- 4. Lost brothers -- 5. After the Portuguese -- 6. The French settle in -- 7. More brothers -- 8. A puzzling change of mind -- 9. Island of the dispossessed -- 10. Mysteries of the Mi'kmaq -- 11. A light in the east -- 12. Learning anew -- 13. An unexpected discovery -- 14. A family gathering -- 15. The summit -- 16. The wall and beyond -- 17. Parallel threads -- 18. Gavin and gold -- 19. Washington -- 20. The first visitors -- 21. Family reunions -- 22. Before the snow
Control code
000040134326
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
376 p.
Isbn
9780312362058
Other physical details
ill., maps

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