RCC Honors History Project

Response to Sinking Columbus

Posted by jas1wills on October 18, 2009

Sinking Columbus
Posted by rccaahistory on October 12, 2009

I found this article about how Christopher Colombus is taught in schools and revealing his “dark side”. I know it’s not a slavery article, but it made me think about the Sinking Colombus we read earlier in the semester, so I thought it was interesting.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091011/ap_on_re_us/us_teaching_columbus

((I love the quote at the end of this article…”Every hero is somebody else’s villain,” said Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, a scholar and author of several books related to Columbus, including “1492: The Year the World Began.”

“Heroism and villainy are just two sides of the same coin.”<<-so true!))

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