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Columbus Day

Today is Monday, October 12th, 2020, and this day is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States. It commemorates Christopher Columbus’s landing in the Americas and is a national holiday where everyone gets the day off from school or work. But the celebration of Columbus begs the question, should we really be celebrating him? In order to critically assess Columbus, we must be presented with the primary source accounts of his arrival in the Americas. Through looking at…