Christopher Columbus

A Beginner's Guide To Why Columbus Day Is 'America's Least Favourite Holiday'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Comedy

The second Monday in October is an American holiday which "commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Bahamas in 1492 - beginning a long ...

For All People of the World Are Men

Joanna Eede | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Joanna Eede

Today is Columbus Day in the US. Bartolomé de las Casas, protector of Indians, was a 16th century Spanish missionary with a passion for social justice who sailed with Columbus on this third voyage to the 'new world'...

Day of Indigenous Resistance, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Stephanie Kennedy | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK
Stephanie Kennedy

This Friday is 12 October, a date formerly known as "The Discovery of South America". Today in Venezuela, the date has been renamed to "Day of Indigenous Resistance". It is a huge shift in perspectives and redraws American history with protagonists who, up until recently, were either impotent or inexistent before the spin on Christopher Columbus and the watershed moment when he stumbled upon Caribbean soil.

What Might Make Christopher Hitchens Change his Mind About 1492?

David Hill | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK
David Hill

Have you ever read a book called Bury my Dick at Wounded Knee? No, I thought not. That's because it doesn't exist. The real title is Bury my Heart at ...