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Jordan Baker

Jordan Baker holds a BA and MA in History from North Carolina State University. While in school, his research focused on empire and the French Atlantic. Since graduating, he has expanded his research and writing to include any and all topics related to the Atlantic World in general. He also blogs about history at


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Quetzalcoatl, detail. Source: Manzanedo/Deviant Art

The Real Story of the ‘Bearded God’ Named Quetzalcoatl

Many myths have cropped up in the centuries since Columbus landed upon the shores of Hispaniola. While some of these myths have come to be seen for what they are, many more persist in the zeitgeist...