The conquest of paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian legacy

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Knopf, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 453 pages
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A reassessment of Columbus and his exploration of the New World demonstrates how European practices of environmental exploitation transformed the New World and all but destroyed the native cultures

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Although Sale may have been correct in his assessment of Columbus as perpetrator of outrages and introducer of evil into the western hemisphere, his delivery and method of presentation are flawed by his polemical and seemingly unobjective stance. Read full review

The conquest of paradise Christopher Columbus and the Columbian legacy

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What distinguishes this book from numerous others (some 150) published on Columbus in this century is Sale's attempt to separate the man from the legend. He returns to the original sources to take ... Read full review


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Kirkpatrick Sale is the secretary of the E. F. Schumacher Society, a contributing editor of "The Nation, " and the author of nine previous books, including "Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Conquest" and "Rebels Against the Future: The Luddites and Their War on the Industrial Revolution."