Summary: Ideal as a reader for courses in World History, Western Civilization, U.S. History, and Spanish and Latin American History, 1492 provides students with a diverse account of a momentous era of history. Both European and Native American viewpoints appear throughout the volume. An introductory essay, "The World in 1492," places the subject in a global context; "Discovery" deals with the background to Columbus's epic first voyage and narrates t ...show morehe journey itself; "Invasion" examines the immediate consequences of Columbus's voyage for the invaders and the invaded; and "Encounter" considers the idea of Old and New Worlds and the reaction of each hemisphere's peoples to each other. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 91
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