I'm going to cut you all a break and give you a day off tomorrow. In the meantime, have a listen to this excellent podcast, BackStory, if you feel so inclined!
This history guys explore Christopher Columbus!
Columbus Day is here again – bringing both celebrations and denunciations of the man whose name the holiday bears. And it’s not just the holiday: Christopher Columbus’ name has been worked into numerous cities across the United States, the names of ships and universities – even a space shuttle. And from an early age, schoolchildren learn about the voyages of the Niña, Pinta, and Santa María and the man who “discovered” the American continent. But many Americans have also questioned Columbus’ legacy – should we venerate a man who symbolizes European colonization, and began the decimation of native American populations that would continue for centuries?
This guy doesn't seem to fond of the explorer.
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