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Resources- Chistopher Columbus

Resources at the Library 

Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem” by Carol Delaney (970.1 D)

Columbus: the Four Voyages” by Laurence Bergreen (970.015092 B)

"Columbus: the Lost Voyage" (970.015092 C DVD)

"Dogs of God : Columbus, the Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors" by James Reston, Jr. (946.03 R)

"Sails of Hope : the secret mission of Christopher Columbus" by Simon Wiesenthal (973.15 W)


hoopla eBooks and eAudiobooks about Columbus 

Overdrive eBooks and eAudibooks about Columbus

Online Resources

Community Voices | Columbus: From Quarry to Park (Recorded Webinar)

“Christopher Columbus from His Own Letters and Journals- and- Other Documents of His Time” by Edward Everett Hale (University of Virginia Library)

Columbus- Hero or Villain? by Felipe Fernández-Armesto


"Doctrine of Discovery", a summary presented by the Upstander Project. Issues through Papal Bulls in the 15th century, the doctrine "established a spiritual, political, and legal justification for colonization and seizure of land not inhabited by Christians." 

"Five Myths About Christopher Columbus" Washington Post article 

"Columbus Day : How Did Christopher Columbus Become So Controversial?" by Cathaleen Chen Christian Science Monitor, October 11, 2015

Kahn Academy Videos and articles about Columbus and the Age of Exploration.

"Should Christopher Columbus be Honored or Renounced?" (from the website