The Columbian foundation myth

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Examining the reputation of Christopher Columbus
By Jack Weatherford, Baltimore Evening Sun, 1989. Christopher Columbus' reputation has not survived the scrutiny of history, and today we know that he was no more the discoverer of America than Pocahontas was the discoverer of Great Britain.
Columbus Day Protest
From Marc Becker, 30 September 1991. Reasons not to celebrate Columbus Day. The grade school image of Columbus as a hero is not simply naive; it is wrong.