Re: Columbus and Columbus Day USA 2017

http://www.wnyc.org/story/what-columbus-statues-really-mean/

Just catching this discussion now. You can hear my interview about this w Brian Lehrer, WNYC, at the above link.

Also, over the last few years I was able to go through the primary sources on Columbus. The results can be found in my chapter in the new Routledge History of Italian Americans. Columbus really was a terrible Viceroy on Hispaniola, as even more documents now confirm, although one has to keep in mind that he was dismissed and stripped of the title. On the other hand, he was a very fine sea captain.

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