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Friday, October 14, 2011

Books Surrounding the 1492 Events

To use when presenting multiple perspectives and doing critical analysis.
* My personal favorites


Traditional (Pro) Columbus Perspective
Pelta, Kathy.  Discovering Christopher Columbus:  How History is Invented.  Lerner Publications Company.  Minneapolis, 1991.

Scott, William.  The Log of Christopher Columbus' First Voyage to America in the Year 1492 As Copied Out in Brief by Bartholomew Las Casas, One of His Companions.  Linnet Book.  Hamden, CT, 1989.

Ventura, Piero.  1492:  The Year of the New World.  G.P. Putnam's Sons. New York, 1991.

AMAZING CULTURE
Arawak/Taino Perspective and Culture

Alvarez, Julia.  The Secret Footprints.  Dell Dragonfly Books.  New York 2000.

Barreiro, Jose. Taino: A Novel  2012

* Crespo, George.  How the Sea Began.  Clarion Books.  New York, 1993.
 
Delacre, Lulu.  Golden Tales.  Scholastic, Inc.  New York, 1996.

 
Danticat, Edwige.  Anacaona: Golden Flower, Haiti, 1490.  Scholastic, Inc.  2005.

 
Dorris, Michael.  Morning Girl.  Hyperion Books for Children.  New York, 1992.


Fontanez, Edwin.  On this Beautiful Island.  Exit Studio. 2004.
 
Fontanez, Edwin.  TAINO:  Guanin's Story.  Exit Studio.  1996.


Jacobs, Francine.  The Tainos:  The People Who Welcomed Columbus.   G. P. Putnam's Sons. New York, 1992.

Jaffe, Nina.  The Golden Flower: A Taino Myth From Puerto Rico.  Simon and Shuster Books for Young Readers.  New York, 1996.


Lee, Alfonso.  My Island and I/Mi Isla y Yo:  The Nature of Puerto Rico.  Pangaea.  Saint Paul, MN, 2002.

Muckley, Robert.  Stories from Puerto Rico.  Passport Books.  Chicago, IL, 1999.

Ramirez, Michael.  The Legend of the Hummingbird.  MONDO Publishing.  New York, 1998.

Reid, Basil A.  Myths and Realities of Caribbean History.  The University of Alabama Press.  Tuscaloosa, AL, 2009

Rohmer, Jesus,  Rea, and Castillo.  Atariba and Niguayona: A Story from the Taino People of Puerto Rico.  Children's Book Press. 1987.
 
Yolen, Jane.  Encounter.  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.  New York, 1992.  

DEVASTATED CULTURE and RESISTANCE
Alternative (Con/Against) Columbus Perspective

Chicago Religious Task Force.  Dangerous Memories:  Invasion and Resistance Since 1492.  Chicago Religious Task Force.  Chicago, IL, 1991

* De Las Cases, Bartolomé.  The Devastation of the Indies:  A Brief Account.  The John Hopkins University Press.  Baltimore, MD, 1994.

* Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne.  An Indigenous People's History of the United States.  Beacon Press. 2015

* Hawke, Sharryl.  Seeds of Change:  The Story of Cultural Exchange After 1492.  Addison-Wesley.  Reading, MA, 1992.

* Loewen, James.  The Truth About Columbus.  New York Press. New York, 1992.

* Konig, Hans.  Columbus:  His Enterprise:  Exploding the Myth.  Monthly Review Press.  New York, 1991.

* Mann, Charles C.  1491. Vintage Books. 2006 (but NOT his other book 1493)

Norman, Alma.  The People Who Came, Book 1.  Longman Group.  United Kingdom, 1986.

Ricci, Michael.  Was It Worth It? A Collection of International Cartoons About Columbus and His Trip to America.   WittyWorld Publications.  North Wales, PA, 1992.

Riley, Sandra.  The Lucayans.  MacMillan.  Hong Kong, 1991.

Small, Deborah.  1492:  What Is It Like to Be Discovered?   Monthly Review Press.  New York 1991.

Zinn, Howard.  A People's History of the United States. Harper Perennial Modern Classics.  Originally published in 1980, updated in 2005  http://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeopleshistory.html and just about the Arawak: http://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeopleshistory.html