By James W. Loewen

Some myths don’t die, and lies are nonetheless being advised approximately Christopher Columbus: that he “discovered” the Americas (not simply used to be the land well-known to local population, however it had additionally been visited sooner than via Europeans), that the land was once carefully populated via local humans (there have been fourteen million population in 1492), that these humans have been primitive (Europeans discovered much and won expertise and agricultural ability from local Americans), and they submitted to Columbus’s “God-like” authority (they submitted to the lethal smallpox and bubonic plague that Columbus’s team imported from Europe).

Lies My instructor informed Me approximately Christopher Columbus disproves the myths approximately Columbus nonetheless enshrined in American textbooks with quotations from fundamental resource fabric that units the checklist directly. The poster and accompanying 48–page paperback ebook sum up the mistellings—and display the true story—in a graphically beautiful and obtainable structure that exhibits the measure to which textbooks have “lied” by means of knowingly substituting crowd-pleasing myths for grim and grotesque ancient evidence.

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