Howard Zinn, author of the article, thesis is that Columbus and the Spaniards that came to the new world found gullible people and used them for their personal gain.The major point the author is trying to make is that Columbus and the Spaniard, although they found the new world, they were not as good people as many make them out to be.They took advantage of the Native Americans upon arrival to the new world.
They never helped the Native Americans instead they hurt them.Zinn reports many logs of Columbus? from this voyage as well as Las Casas? in forming his evidence to prove the article.He is somewhat convincing but then again we never will know.Lastly I have no arguments because I find no help in using sources that no really knows how realiable they are.
This went on how many years ago and the only one that truly knows what went on is him and the people from then. Columbus and the Spaniards may have found the new world, but how they used the people was just not right.The only evidence in this article I have in showing this is that in a log Columbus once wrote he stated, ‘they willingly traded everything they owned’they would make fine servants? we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.? They also stated that some of the Spaniards got so conceited that they didn’t even think they should have to walk on their own feet instead they had the Native Americans carry them on their backs. The new comers also treated the Native Americans so poorly.
One log stated,As soon as I arrived in the Indies, on thefirst Island which I found, I took some of the natives by force in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts.?Also in the article it was stated,When the Spainiard took prisoners they hanged them or burned them to dath.Among the Arawaks, mass suicides began, with cassaba poison.
Infants were killed to save thim from the Spaniards.In two year…