In 1492, previously separate worlds collided and began to merge, often painfully, into the world-system in which we live today. Columbus s four Atlantic voyages (1492 1504) helped link Africa, Europe, and the Americas in a conflicted economic and cultural symbiosis. These carefully selected documents describe the voyages and their immediate impact on Europe and the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean. Geoffrey Symcox and Blair Sullivan s engaging introduction presents Columbus as neither hero nor villain, but as a significant historical actor who improvised responses to a changed world. Document headnotes provide context for understanding Columbus s voyages within the broader context of fifteenth-century Europe and the policies of the Spanish crown. Maps, illustrations, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography invite students to analyze and interpret the documents.
The book, Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the Indies: A Brief History with Documents [Bulk, Wholesale, Quantity] ISBN# 9780312410216 in Paperback by Symcox, Geoffrey;Sullivan, Blair may be ordered in bulk quantities. Minimum starts at 25 copies. Availability based on publisher status and quantity being ordered.