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A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People: A firsthand account of Christopher Columbus’s famous voyage to the East, taken directly from his journal entries Christopher Columbus had a dream—to reach the fabled lands of the East, rich with spices, jewels, silver, and especially gold. Having studied the travels of other explorers, Columbus was convinced he could rA Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People: A firsthand account of Christopher Columbus’s famous voyage to the East, taken directly from his journal entries Christopher Columbus had a dream—to reach the fabled lands of the East, rich with spices, jewels, silver, and especially gold. Having studied the travels of other explorers, Columbus was convinced he could reach his destination by traveling west across the seas. After convincing Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand to fund his expedition, he set sail in August of 1492.   In this account, the voyage Columbus undertook is told in his own voice through his journal entries of that year. He tells of excitement, drama, and terror on the high seas, as well as the doubts he faces from his own crew, as together, they weather the path to victory....

Title : I, Columbus: My Journal, 1492–1493
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ISBN : 9781504010139
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 50 Pages
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I, Columbus: My Journal, 1492–1493 Reviews

  • Cheri
    2018-09-25 17:01

    I've been wanting to read Christopher Columbus' journal ever since I read some disturbing excerpts from it. When I picked this up from the library, I discovered that I had somehow requested an edited version meant to give middle schoolers a taste of reading primary sources. I once taught 9th grade history and loved using primary sources in the classroom, so decided to check this out. I was appalled. No context is given, no explanations are provided, and no thought-provoking questions are asked. Not finding some of the passages I remembered reading elsewhere, I was able to locate the full text of the journal online to see what was missing. Edited out was a passage on how easy it would be to conquer the natives Indians. The book does mention captives being taken to bring back to Spain, but does not say that two captives managed to escape even though it records the story that one native asked to join the captives because he was related to them. These edits have bolstered the rosy view of Columbus that school children have long been taught, but it's not acceptable to perpetuate this view in our diverse society. And how is reading this teaching kids to use primary sources?