Sunday, September 23, 2007
The TRUE Importance of Christopher Columbus
I found the homework reading, The True Importance of Christopher Columbus to be very interesting yet frustrating at the same time. I found it interesting because there were a lot of facts and details given that I had never before heard of or realized. I was in complete agreement after reading the article as to the author’s standpoint on textbooks. A lot of the things that were pointed out as things that were learned in education previous to college I found myself recalling. I can remember learning all of the obvious things about Columbus that were stated as common in this reading. However, I did find it frustrating to feel as though I, along with many others, have been kept in a way behind the scenes while dealing with Columbus, history, and it’s details. It’s almost aggravating to find that a lot of the things I have learned have somewhat seemed to be misrepresented in a way. I am interested however to find out more about the previous journeys to the America’s by others and reasons behind it.