Christopher Columbus

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What was Christopher Columbus? Christopher Columbus was an Italian mariner and navigator who was believed to be the first European to successfully land on the American continent. He was a brave explorer who “opened the way for European exploration, exploitation, and colonization, (2002, Britannica.com Inc.)”, who’s courageous determination, and navigational skills led to the ’discovery’ of America. To some people he became known as a brutal person and an incompetent navigator who played a …

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…we can see that he is as symbol of the white man’s oppression. It is easy for some to ignore the fact that Columbus could have been the first discoverer of the ‘New World’, for it was already inhabited by people who resented foreigners taking over their territories, killing and enslaving them. I believe that Columbus was a discoverer, villain, and victim of circumstance at various times and through the eyes of various people.