So someone on Facebook had recommended the book. I got the kindle version on amazon.
I’m only 55 pages in and in the section where they’re talking about what Columbus actually did.
I’ll spoil it for you. First of all Columbus was not the first to reach North America. There are Vikings and even peoples of Phoenicia and other places around Africa who made it here too. In fact New England, where I live, was originally called Vineland.
In fact it’s posited that there were African visitors in Mexico that re-date Columbus by over a hundred years.
The book also goes into how Columbus and the Spanish wiped out entire indigenous populations on Haiti.
So why do we still celebrate him? There’s even some question as to his Italian ancestry – and some data to indicate he was Jewish.
Go get the book – our history is much richer than they’d ever have us believe.