How Columbus, of all people, became an Amerian symbol

By William Francis Keegan, Curator of Caribbean Archaeology, University of Florida. Agricultural Building at the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1893. University of Maryland Digital Collections Christopher Columbus was a narcissist. He believed he was personally chosen by God for a mission that no one else could achieve. After 1493, he signed his name “xpo…

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