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Product Description: Why did Elizabethan adventurers believe that the interior of America hid vast caches of gold? Who started the rumor that British officers purchased revolutionary white women’s scalps, packed them by the bale, and shipped them to their superiors? And why are people today still convinced that white settlers―hardly immune as a group to the disease―routinely distributed smallpox-tainted blankets to the natives?Rumor―spread by colonists and Native Americans alike―ran rampant in early America...read more

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9781421418650 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, November 17, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Why did Elizabethan adventurers believe that the interior of America hid vast caches of gold?

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