Howard Zinn: Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress

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It’s that time of the year again. In case you missed reading this, here it is again.

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Writer, Dandelion Salad
October 12, 2009

An excerpt from A People’s History of the United States.

Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island’s beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, water, gifts. He later wrote of this in his log:

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via Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress by Howard Zinn

see

A People’s History of American Empire by Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn: Voices of a People’s History of the United States (2004)

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