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Columbus Day

  • Originally published 09/26/2016

    Is Columbus Day Going Extinct?

    Colleges, cities, small towns, and even states are changing the name of the controversial holiday, and if the trend continues it may be gone completely.

  • Originally published 10/16/2013

    Curiosity Set Sail with Columbus

    Joyce Appleby

    Columbus's discoveries pried loose European curiosity from the vise put in place by the medieval church.

  • Originally published 10/11/2013

    The True Value of Columbus's Voyages

    Joyce Appleby

    Columbus may have left a contentious legacy, but there's no denying his voyages expanded the boundaries of European knowledge.