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Columbus Quincentennial: Is There Anything to Celebrate? Sources on Christopher Columbus and his influence

Chris Dodge (Minnesota Library Association Social Responsibilities round Table, edits the MSRRT Newsletter)

Collection Building

ISSN: 0160-4953

Article publication date: 1 March 1991

Abstract

Members attending a mass meeting at the American Library Associations's 1990 annual conference passed a resolution calling for libraries to “provide Columbus Quincentennial programs and materials which examine the event from an authentic Native American perspective, dealing directly with topics like cultural imperialism, colonialism, and the Native American holocaust.” But have libraries done anything since then to provide alternatives to the likes of Samuel Eliot Morison's purple prose? What attempts have been made to confront the omissions, half‐truths and myths about Columbus?

Citation

Dodge, C. (1991), "Columbus Quincentennial: Is There Anything to Celebrate? Sources on Christopher Columbus and his influence", Collection Building, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 30-35. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb023313

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1991, MCB UP Limited