America discovers Columbus: how an Italian explorer became an American hero

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University Press of New England, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 217 pages
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Looks at popular representations of Columbus throughout two hundred years of American history in an examination of the historical and cultural context in which Columbus emerged as an American symbol

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This well-written and entertaining book explores the history of "what Americans have thought about Columbus.'' The commemorations of 1792 and 1892, the literature written for schools, Columbus ... Read full review

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Claudia L. Bushman teaches history and American studies at Columbia University. She is the author and editor of seven books, including Mormon Sisters: Women in Early Utah; America Discovers Columbus: How an Italian Explorer Became an American Hero; and "A Good Poor Man's Wife," Being a Chronicle of Harriet Hanson Robinson and Her Family in Nineteenth-Century New England.

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