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Posts tagged "M. L. Fowler"

Sewing a shirt on a button: The pseudoarchaeology of 1491 (Pt. 2)

In part one of my critique of the book 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann, I noted how Mann’s writing was influenced by a political agenda common in Native Studies — one that denies the developmental gap that existed between aboriginal and European societies before contact. More advocate than...

Rebutting the Rebuttal: ‘Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry’ Digs Up Debate

In this guest post, author Charles C. Mann responds to Frances Widdowson’s criticism of his book, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus. Widdowson delivered her critique as part of a rebuttal to Niigonwedom Sinclair’s negative review of her book, Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation. As part of her...