Skip to main content

Christopher Columbus and the US Holocaust: Nightmare that Lives On

Jeffery McCord @ Truthout - As we observe the 522nd anniversary of Columbus landing in the "New World," we might pause amid parades, football games, hot dogs and beer to consider the nearly lost tale of Columbus' first landing on what is now United States soil. It began a conflict lasting 400 years.

The Taino Native Americans, who once populated Caribbean islands, are the virtually anonymous authors of several nouns used in daily conversations across our globe, for example: hurricane, canoe, barbecue, tobacco and hammock.  Yet, beyond unwittingly expanding world language, these aborigines played a key role in ... read more.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

When Ferns Were All The Rage

Every autumn, Victorians swarmed into the woods to collect ferns. From the 1850s until Queen Victoria’s demise, pteridomania (meaning “fern mania”) engulfed Victorians on both sides of the Atlantic. Almost every house had a potted fern. Those who could afford to, kept rare fern varieties “under the ample bell-glass, or in the Wardian case… to enliven the parlor window in the wintry season of the year.”  There were fern books, fern societies, and florists bulked out floral arrangements with ferns. Fern-collecting went beyond past-time to become an occupation.  Read more.