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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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

Contents

Prologue
3
Chapter
28
Chapter Three
47
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About the author (1990)

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."