Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years: Resources for Teaching About the Impact of the Arrival of Columbus in the Americas

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Will change the way you view Columbus and those who followed. More than that, it will change how you view history in general.



“Nations are narratives,” noted scholar Edward Said. In that spirit, Rethinking Columbus draws together a rich chorus of multicultural voices, speaking to the misguided legacy of Columbus, the gold-hungry “discoverer” who stumbled in 1492 on the shores of the western hemisphere and changed its destiny forever.

Rethinking Columbus will change the way you view Columbus and those who followed. More than that, it will change how you view history in general.

This book is an exciting, greatly expanded update of the acclaimed 1991 edition that opened up American minds in the community and classroom. This 2nd edition is doubled in size, with many new, thought-provoking articles and updated resources (including websites) for further inquiry.

As we move into the 21st century, it is time to replace the murky legends of Columbus with a more honest sense of who we are and why we are here – and to look more closely at the courageous struggles and lasting wisdom of indigenous peoples.

Author Bill Bigelow is a widely published author and editor of the award-winning quarterly journal Rethinking Schools; he teaches high school history in Portland, Oregon.

Bob Peterson is a founding editor of Rethinking Schools and teaches 5th grade at a bilingual Spanish / English school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1995 he received a Wisconsin Teacher of the Year Award.

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Editors: Bill Bigelow & Bob Peterson

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1998

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Various