ASC Book Group News

After a holiday hiatus, the ASC Book Group will reconvene to discuss 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann.
Contrary to what you probably learned in school, pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. Using new findings from archeology, anthropology, and history, Mann reveals that Indians in North and South America were not living lightly on the land but were intensively landscaping and manipulating their worlds.
In asserting the value of this title, our own Steve Squires writes:  “This  book shows that  half of what  I  was taught  about  the  history  of  the  Americas  was wrong. Much of  it wrong in ways  that  have  a  lot to  do  with  racism, white  supremacy, Euro-centric  and Judeo-Christian  centric thinking. All good  UU  topics.”
There will be four meetings to discuss this book, the first two being Saturday mornings January 11 and January 25 at 10 am.
For more information or to register, please contact Christina Gibbons gbbn@mac.com or 257-0115.