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History vs. Christopher Columbus - Alex Gendler

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Many people in the United States and Latin America have grown up celebrating the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s voyage. But was he an intrepid explorer who brought two worlds together or a ruthless exploiter who brought colonialism and slavery? And did he even discover America at all? Alex Gendler puts Columbus on the stand in History vs. Christopher Columbus.

Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Brett Underhill.

Tags: Brett Underhill, Alex Gendler, Christopher Columbus, Columbus Day, America, Latin America, history, American history, exploration, TED, TED-Ed, TED Ed, TEdEducation
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Christopher Columbus (before 31 October 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonist who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain. He led the first European expeditions to the Caribbean, Central America, and South America, initiat... More