Last Columbus Day, I decided to learn more about the history of the man and the day celebrating him. Since then, I’ve visited historical sites in Santa Domingo in the Dominican Republic and San Juan in Puerto Rico. I read books and watched documentaries to gain a better perspective of who Columbus was. In this episode, I share what I’ve learned, beginning with the history of the day, who wants to change it (or not) and why, and then share a basic history of Columbus and his voyages.
- Book by Laurence Bergreen: Columbus: The Four Voyages, 1492-1504 – amzn.to/3MlTHDz
- Columbus in America (Full Documentary) – youtu.be/JkFFy5yUdkE
- Secrets & Mysteries of Christopher Columbus – youtu.be/XXU3pEeVI9o
- 9 reasons Christopher Columbus was a murderer, tyrant, and scoundrel – www.vox.com/2014/10/13/6957875/christopher-columbus-murderer-tyrant-scoundrel
- Columbus Day – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Day
- Christopher Columbus – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Columbus
- Bartolomé de las Casas – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartolom%c3%a9_de_las_Casas
- What Columbus Day Really Means – theamericanscholar.org/what-columbus-day-really-means/
- How Columbus Day Fell Victim to Its Own Success – www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/10/how-columbus-day-fell-victim-to-its-own-success/261922/
- How Italians Became ‘White’ (Published 2019) – buff.ly/2pbSUyJ
- What Are We to Make of Columbus Today? – www.counterpunch.org/2021/10/11/what-are-we-to-make-of-columbus-today/
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