Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress by Howard Zinn
Posted on October 13, 2009 by dandelionsalad
by Howard Zinn
October 12, 2009
Image by Whiskeygonebad via Flickr
An excerpt from A People’s History of the United States.
Arawak men and women, naked,
Spain, being recently unified, wanted spices and gold. The gold to them could purchase anything. So they offered Christopher Columbus ten percent of the profit, if he would bring back gold and spices. Christopher Columbus was sent to Asia with three ships: the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. C
Regarding the article, “Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress, Dr. Howard Zinn argues that there is another perspective to consider as to Christopher Columbus’ adventures. Dr. Howard Zinn’s position is that history books have omissions of slavery, death and innocent bloodshed that accompan
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