posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 06:14 PM
History being taught in the US has been changing for the last few decades. I am 24 years old and I was taught about what really happened during the
so-called Indian wars. "I left my Heart at Wounded Knee", a book that documents the atrocities during that time was part of an assingment for my
In ninth grade history class we were taught about the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, and how the US fabricated something to start a war (sound
I'm not sure why you think these things aren't being taught in school in the west. I have even heard conservative americans complain about the
exact opposite thing happening. They complain about "liberal" schools and "revisionist" history.
I'm not sure what your sources are for some of your examples. Why do you call Columbus a slave master and a fraud? He may not have been the first
to "discover" america, but his voyage resulted in the "Old World" acknowledging the existence of the Americas and expanding into them, which is
As far as I can tell Christipher Columbus was his own navigator and kept meticulous logs of his dead reckonings.
But, even if any of his crew was black that isn't odd at all. Especially when you remember that Moors had occupied much of Spain for centuries. I
don't see anything extradorinary about spanish sailors with african parentage.
Lincoln is seen as the "'releaser' of slavery" for many reasons, but just on technical grounds he was president when the 13th amendment to the
constitution was ratified. www.usconstitution.net...