Repenting of America 1492-1992
- Landfall. Keegan, W.F. // Archaeology;Jan1992, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p44
Describes the presumed landing place of Christopher Columbus in the New World on the island of San Salvador. Placement of exact landing site hampered by lack of solid evidence; Provides reasons for believing the site was Watling Island in the Bahamas. INSET: Beachhead in the Bahamas...
- Riddles of Columbus. W.F.K. // Archaeology;Jan1992, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p59
Reports that in seeking the truth about Columbus, one encounters more questions than answers. His personal characteristics and life history; His real name; Various opinions as to his birthplace; The many other mysteries of his life.
- The legacy of Columbus. // Cobblestone;Jan1992, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p2
Discusses briefly the changes that have occurred since Christopher Columbus' voyage to the new world in 1492. Columbus' mission; Beginning of exchanges of many things; 1992 celebrations.
- A stranger to foreign shores. Weston, B. // Cobblestone;Jan1992, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p4
Discusses the efforts made by Christopher Columbus to plan and finance his 1492 ocean voyage. Sailing career; Visit to king of Portugal; Visit to Queen Isabella for funds; Efforts to introduce Christianity to other lands; Other inhabitants of newland.
- The Taino tragedy. Gingold, C. // Cobblestone;Jan1992, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p10
Relates Christopher Columbus' pacification of the Taino Indians of the Caribbean. Search for gold; Slavery plans; Taxes; Disruption of Tainos' agricultures; Other conquistadors. INSET: Africans in the New World, by C.G..
- The High Voyage. Zuber, S.L. // Cobblestone;Jan1992, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p15
Presents a map and quiz about Christopher Columbus' fourth voyage, known as the High Voyage.
- The fateful voyage of Christoforo Colombo. // Current Events;2/24/92, Vol. 91 Issue 20, p2a
Asks whether Christopher Columbus should be considered a hero, a villain, or both. Trade routes of the 1400s; Description of Columbus' voyage; How Columbus changed the world; Results of his voyage; Celebrations and protests of Columbus' first voyage to the Americas.
- ...And then there was Columbus. Asante, M.K. // Essence (Essence);Oct91, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p144
Reflects on the impact of Christopher Columbus' voyage to the Caribbean on Africans and Native Americans. Why he was the advance guard of racism and imperialism; Resulting exploitation and victimization; How African-Americans should view the upcoming 500th anniversary of Columbus' voyage.
- The object at hand. Duncan, David Ewing // Smithsonian;Oct93, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p26
Offers information on the frenzy of adulation that once made Christopher Columbus an American hero for all seasons. Celebrations of the Quadricentennial in 1892; The `Columbian Exposition' in Chicago in 1893; The plethora of myths, books, objects and stamps honoring Columbus; More.