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Title:
Christopher Columbus and the age of exploration in world history
Author:
Sundel, Al.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
A strange land -- A boy's dreams -- What was then known -- Bending the law -- Where in the world was he? -- People of the Americas -- War with Caonabó -- No fair trial -- In search of Columbus.
ISBN:
9780766018204
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In 1492, Christopher Columbus changed the world forever when he sailed into the Atlantic Ocean, hoping to find a new route to the Far East. Instead, he found the Americas, and although he never knew exactly where he had been, Columbus's discovery dramatically changed the course of history. In CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND THE AGE OF EXPLORATION IN WORLD HISTORY, author Al Sundel examines the voyages of Christopher Columbus. Highlighting the unique civilizations of the European explorers and the Native Americans, Sundel tells the tragic story of the clash of two cultures.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 8-12. Part of the In World History series, these detailed biographies connect their subjects' lives to the politics of their times and discuss their lasting influence. Julius Caesar is a plodding, chronological account of the powerful leader, but the historical facts will be useful for reports and for those who want background for classical studies and for the Shakespeare play. Sundel's Columbus is much more dynamic and is sure to stimulate passionate classroom debate and further research. Sundel undermines the heroic view of Columbus with harsh facts about the man (including his failures) and the viciousness of the Spanish conquests of the Native Americans (several archival illustrations show massacre and torture). He also talks about today's "rediscovery of Columbus" and the crimes against humanity that followed his first landfall in the Caribbean. A useful section connects the Columbus voyages with those of other European explorers. Both books have excellent documentation, a bibliography of YA titles, maps, and a chronology. --Hazel Rochman


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