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SPA 202: Intermediate Spanish

Intermediate Spanish: Focus on Christopher Columbus

"Landing of Columbus" (12 October 1492), painting by John Vanderlyn

Using this Guide:

Here you will find guides to research materials in both electronic and print formats that will be useful for your oral project whose focus is on Christopher Columbus.

Sources listed and described include:

* Books and journal articles
* Primary sources
* Alternative research
* Citation help

You also have several ways to contact a librarian for help! Please talk to us before you get frustrated.

Purpose of this Guide

This guide is intended to get you thinking about:

  • what you have been taught about Christopher Columbus;
  • the social, economic and environmental impact that Columbus had on the communities he encountered;
  • how historical thinking evolves as society changes.

The primary sources, books and journal articles that are suggested in this guide provide a late 20th and 21st century understanding of who Christoper Columbus was and the long-term impact his travels had on American history.


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