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In Defense of Columbus: An Exaggerated Evil

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Published on Dec 10, 2017

Columbus is a controversial historical figure who is widely viewed as terrible. Every year we question whether we should continue to have a day to celebrate his discovery. But as with most stories, his bad deeds have been exaggerated to make him fit the role of a villain.

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Original Manuscripts and Transcripts of Columbus's Journals in Spanish, from Bartolome de las Casas:
https://books.google.com/books?id=nS6...
A note on putting this into Google Translate: Since this is 500 year old Spanish, they use spellings that have changed over time.

English Translations of Columbus' Journals:
http://www.historyguide.org/earlymod/...
http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defco...
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp...
http://www.americanjourneys.org/pdf/A...

Italian Translation of Columbus' Journals:
http://docenti.lett.unisi.it/ftp_blog...

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies:
http://www.columbia.edu/~daviss/work/...

Delaney, C. L. (2013). Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem. London: Duckworth.
https://books.google.com/books?id=3pk...
[Columbus Letter describing Terrestrial Paradise]

Holmstrom, D. (1992, October 9). Discovering Columbus After 500 Years. Christian Science Monitor.
[ARE Source: 1542 Taino Population]

Kolbert, E. (2002, October 14). The Lost Mariner. Retrieved December 01, 2017, from https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/20...
[ARE Source: Pear-shaped/Breastlike Protuberance]

Leardo, G. (1453). #242 The Leardo World Maps . Retrieved December 01, 2017, from http://cartographic-images.net/Cartog...
[World Maps Oriented with East/Paradise on Top]

Markham, C. R. (1893). The Journal of Christopher Columbus (during his first voyage 1492-93): and documents relating the voyages of John Cabot and Caspar Corte Real.
https://books.google.com/books?id=Mgg...
[Toscanelli Letters to Columbus]

Schilling, V. (2017, October 09). 8 Myths and Atrocities About Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day. Retrieved December 1, 2017, from https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com...
[ARE Source: 1492 Taino Population]

Thacher, J. B. (1903). Christopher Columbus: His life, His works, His remains. New York: G.P. Putnams Sons.
https://books.google.com/books?id=7yU...
[Bartolome de las Casas did not travel with Columbus]

Zerubavel, E. (2005). Terra Cognita: The Mental Discovery of America. New Brunswick, N.J: Transaction.
https://books.google.com/books?id=YkL...
["Hitherto Unknown" Continent/Cuba SE of Asia]

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Music Credits -
"Furious Freak" and "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

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