What do we learn about history from Columbus

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What do we learn about history from Columbus’s “discovery”? Zilai (Walter) Li 2006-03-30 The significance of Columbus’s discovery teaches us that history consists of “what is said to have happened”. Columbus’s explorations have always been passed down as the discovery of the American continent; yet so much have been left unsaid. People then celebrate the day of “discovery” on October 12, 1492, as Columbus’s day all over the world. However, rather than embracing the whole truth, people tend to emphasize the event in their own favor, for political and economic purposes have covered the accuracy of history. For centuries nations have manipulate history to bend their way. “Names set up a field of power.” (115) Europeans wanted to get central attention and demonstrate their power as the “center of the world”, so they named it as “discovery”, which was definitely better than saying “Castilian invasion of the Bahamas”, and neglected people who had already lived there prior to Columbus’ visit. Thankfully, other less biased versions of
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