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Vikings in North America

Gordon Campbell reveals how the Vikings made epic voyages of discovery across the Atlantic a millennium ago

Gordon Campbell reveals how the Vikings made epic voyages of discovery across the Atlantic a millennium ago. (Image by Getty Images)

The argument over whether Norse explorers settled in North America a millennium ago has raged for two centuries, pitting Protestants against Catholics, Native Americans against European colonists – and producing claims and counterclaims often grounded in an ideology of racial superiority. Gordon Campbell, author of Norse America, discusses this often-fractious debate and sets out what we actually know about the Vikings’ remarkable voyages across the Atlantic.

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Gordon Campbell is the author of Norse America: The Story of a Founding Myth (Oxford University Press,2021)


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