Written in the Ruins: Cape Breton Island’s Second pre-Columbian Chinese Settlement

Written in the Ruins Cape Breton Island s Second pre Columbian Chinese Settlement From the very beginnings of the European Age of Discovery Cape Breton was considered unusual The history of the area even includes early references to the island having once been the land of the Chin

  • Title: Written in the Ruins: Cape Breton Island’s Second pre-Columbian Chinese Settlement
  • Author: Paul Chiasson
  • ISBN: 9781459733121
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the very beginnings of the European Age of Discovery, Cape Breton was considered unusual The history of the area even includes early references to the island having once been the land of the Chinese In 1497, at least a century before any attempt at European settlement in the region, the explorer John Cabot had referred to Cape Breton as the Island of Seven Cities.From the very beginnings of the European Age of Discovery, Cape Breton was considered unusual The history of the area even includes early references to the island having once been the land of the Chinese In 1497, at least a century before any attempt at European settlement in the region, the explorer John Cabot had referred to Cape Breton as the Island of Seven Cities The indigenous people of the region, the Mi kmaq, were the only aboriginal people of North America who had a written language when Europeans first arrived This writing, clothing, and customs also suggested an early Chinese presence In Written in the Ruins, Chiasson investigates the ruins at Saint Peters in the southern part of the island, where evidence brought to light supports a theory that could answer all the questions raised by the island s curious, unresolved history.

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    1. After having read and thoroughly enjoyed Chiasson’s first book, The Island of Seven Cities, I looked forward to finding out more about his theory that the Chinese possibly settled in Canada before Columbus set sail for America. I was not let down. Written in the Ruins provides tales of explorers, maps, legends and archeology. Chiasson resurrects the stories of people from the distant past and explains their influence in shaping history that most of us never question. Chiasson offers compelling [...]

    2. Witten In The Ruin’s is Paul Chiasson’s 2nd book exploring a Pre-Colombian Chinese settlement in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I found the book engaging, enlightening and thought provoking. When I finished the book I felt I had a better knowledge of Canadian history and much more appreciation for the Chinese and their accomplishments in ocean navigation.In Written In The Ruin’s, Mr. Chiasson challenges us on what we have been taught about Canadian history and awakens us to histories that have [...]

    3. I liked the author's previous book, "Island of the Seven Cities", much better. While this newer book suggests that there are other sites on Cape Breton that should be studied, the book doesn't really cover any new ground. I would've been interested to see feedback from Chinese historians and archaeologists about this whole issue but none was included in the book.

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