Columbus Day No Reason to Celebrate

Women were raped. Children were disemboweled. Men fell prey to the invaders’ swords. Within a generation, the lives and cultures of the indigenous people of the Americas were forever changed. Avarice for gold and glory took its course and decimated the...

Columbus Day No Reason to Celebrate

Women were raped. Children were disemboweled. Men fell prey to the invaders’ swords. Within a generation, the lives and cultures of the indigenous people of the Americas were forever changed. Avarice for gold and glory took its course and decimated the...

St. Christopher?

Some historians have concluded that Columbus was motivated by fame and raw greed. Other historians see more complex motives and point out Columbus’ strong religious piety. “What some historians have termed a ‘discovery,’ in reality was an...