A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn


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  1. Williams, Molly says:

    I think that Columbus was a power loving guy. He wanted power and wealth and fame and fortune and slaves. What he did to the Indians was HORRIBLE! I think that slavery is wrong and cruel. We are all lucky to live in a slave free nation. The indians were hospitable to the new explorers and the explorers turned out to be selfish and cruel. In one of the quotes from Columbus’ own words it says that he told the Queen that he spied the land first but really one of the sailors saw it. Columbus was rude to his own people AND the Indians. Also the fact that our culture celebrates Columbus day infuriates me! The United States of America has a no slavery law and yet we celebrate a guy who put thousands, maybe millions, into slavery.

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