The top 5 misconceptions about Christopher Columbus
Monday is Columbus Day, time to buy appliances on sale and contemplate other things that have nothing to do with Christopher ... before his death, that Columbus had discovered islands and a large land mass unknown to them. 5. Columbus did nothing significant.
Christopher Columbus: 3 things you think he did that he didn’t
So you think that Christopher Columbus discovered America in the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria and also, while he was at it, proved the Earth wasn’t flat? Wrong, wrong and wrong. Given that the European explorer has a U.S. federal holiday to ...
What if Columbus had reached his goal: Japan?
Every school child knows that in 1492 Christopher Columbus discovered America ... “the worst shogun ever to rule Japan,” writes Donald Keene, his latest biographer, in “Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion” (2003). A despairing letter Yoshimasa ...
Christopher Columbus: Maybe He Didn’t Discover America, But He Created a New World
Even if Columbus didn’t discover America, he did ... land after a long gruelling voyage from Spain. If it is true, I imagine the fear that turned to joy when he left the ship, and I picture him kneeling on that beach on San Salvador, lifting the sand in ...
The Truth About Christopher Columbus and America
Tips for Telling a True and Unbiased History Christopher Columbus, his crew, the American natives, and the colonists can be viewed as heroes, villains, savages, and victims, depending upon viewpoint. Stick to supportable facts and broaden the ...