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History 135 300RL Dan Hitman American Civilization I Winterim 2008 MAN 103 Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress In Zinn's article Columbus , the Indians, and Human Progress he discusses how Columbus and his soldiers/settlers treated the Native Inhabitants of Cuba , Hispaniola and what is now the United States who invited them into their communities upon arrival with no notion of who these people could be and what he feels is the real reasons for Columbus’s return voyages to the new world . He is upset that the many monstrous acts Columbus ’ men did to the native Americans is mostly overlooked because he ACCIDENTALLY discovered a new land . And even worse what he thought was doing was a good deed as interpreted by the bible . “ The easy acceptance of atrocities as a deplorable but necessary price to pay for progress (Hiroshima and Vietnam, to save western civilization; Kronstadt and Hungary , to save socialism; nuclear proliferation, to save us all ) – that is still with us. One reason these atrocities are still with us is that we
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIST 135 taught by Professor Levine during the Winter '08 term at Brookdale.

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