Christopher Columbus and the Conquest of Paradise

Book – Non-fiction. By Kirkpatrick Sale. 2006. 453 pages.
An account of Christopher Columbus’s life, separating the man from the legend.

  • Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764 | Themes: World History/Global Studies | Reading Levels: Adult, High School | Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction

Christopher Columbus and the Conquest of Paradise (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Very detailed, with extensive quotes from far-ranging original sources. Links Columbus’s legacy to environmental degradation. [Description by Rethinking Schools.]

Christopher Columbus’ arrival on a small Bahamian island in 1492 is often judged to be a defining moment in the history of mankind, changing forever the map of the world. In, Christopher Columbus and the Conquest of Paradise, Kirkpatrick Sale offers readers a unique take on Columbus and his legacy, separating the man from the legend. Sale also looks at the global consequences of the discovery, revealing the colossal impact this brief moment in history had not only on a continent but also on the world. [Publisher’s description.]

ISBN: 9781845111540 | Published by Tauris Parke Paperbacks.

 

 

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