Back to Home

God & Science Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | God and Science | Post
Login

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
Howard Zinn's Book

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by Richard Ruquist on March 8, 2002 16:53:53 UTC

I do not know where I got the Cabot idea- maybe his middle name. Anyway here is a link to his book.

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Zinn/Columbus_PeoplesHx.html

Here are some interesting excerpts:

In two years, through
murder, mutilation, or suicide, half of the 250,000 Indians on Haiti were dead.

When he arrived on Hispaniola in 1508, Las Casas says, "there were 60,000 people living on this island, including
the Indians; so that from 1494 to 1508, over three million people had perished from war, slavery, and the mines.

The Indian population of 10 million that lived north of Mexico when Columbus came would ultimately be reduced to
less than a million. Huge numbers of Indians would die from diseases introduced by the whites.

Follow Ups:

Login to Post
Additional Information
Google
 
Web www.astronomy.net
DayNightLine
About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2022 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
"dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
are trademarks of John Huggins