The Prosecution of Christopher Columbus

In my previous article, I discussed the man Christopher Columbus, details of who he was that are often overlooked by his detractors. In this article, I would like to review the chief accusation against him which was his involvement in the slave trade. 

According to Howard Zinn and Hans Koning, the two that were the catalyst for the anti-Columbus movement, Christopher Columbus was to the Americas what the serpent was to the garden of Eden. The New York Times described Koning’s image of Columbus as “a deep-eyed, villain, raping, pillaging and enslaving as he ruthlessly rushed to shore.” Zinn, making certain to completely vilify Columbus, said he was 


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