c. Columbus is usually portrayed as an enlightened, peaceful explorer who befriended the native people in traditional history books. Christopher Columbus, portrayed by Zinn is an agent of conquest with a lust for gold and other resources, or one who had the willingness to torture and kill others to obtain these goals. 4. Why does Zinn dispute Henry Kissinger’s statement: “History is the memory of states?” d. Zinn thinks that no one should take the memory of their nation as their own because he states in his book that “Nations are not communities and never have been.” 5. What is Zinn’s basic criticism of historian Samuel Eliot Morison’s book, Christopher Columbus, Mariner?
Matthew Maury is responsible for studying the Worldwide Patterns of Winds and Ocean Currents. Maury was in charge of the navy’s Depot of charts and Instruments. While stationed at the Depot of charts and instrument he studied a huge and neglected trove of ships’ logs. By 1847, Maury had assembled much of this information into coherent wind and current charts [ (Garrison, 2009)
That was until Spanish navigators Juan Díaz de Solís and Vicente Yáñez Pinzón touched on part of the Honduran coast in 1508 and devoted most of their efforts to exploring the area. After the Spanish discovery and speedy conquest, Honduras became part of Spain's large empire in the New World. The Spanish ruled Honduras for about 3 centuries. Honduras became a state in the United Provinces of Central America in 1821 and an independent republic with the fall of the union in 1840. By 1968 the Lopez Arellano regime seemed to be in serious trouble.
The Dutch controlled the trade routes with China and the East Indies, and Raffles wanted to establish a British trading base to end Dutch control. Raffles and his assistant, William Farquhar, anchored off Singapore on Jan. 28, 1819, and went ashore the next day. Raffles received permission to establish a trading post for the United Kingdom through an agreement with Temenggong Abdul Rahman, the local chief of Singapore, and Sultan
As the isthmus, connecting two massive continents, Panama's flora, and fauna is incredibly diverse. History/ Background Panama has been part of the Spanish empire for over 300 years (1538-1821). Rodrigo de Bastidas first explored the Republic of Panama in 1501 from Venezuela. Different explorers have traveled through the canal such as Christopher Columbus in 1502 and Vasco Nunez de Balboa in a tortuous trek from the Atlantic to the Pacific in 1513. This trek demonstrated that the Isthmus was, indeed the path between the seas.
The result of the new bacteria, animal, and plant life mixing caused devastating effects on the Americas and Europeans together. The results of this exchange altered both regions historically forever. Christopher Columbus, Cristoforo Colombo, was born in Genoa in 1451 to a humble family. Cristoforo had soon learned the classical learning that had been recently rediscovered and made available in printed form. He also mastered geography, and most likely while traveling the coast of West Africa, he became obsessed with traveling West across the Atlantic Ocean to reach Cahty, China.
In the assignment, I research bout Vasco de Gama who is known as a Portuguese explorer, one of the most successful in the Age of Discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India. According to BBC History, he was born in 1460 or 1469 in Sines, on the southwest coast of Portugal, in a house near the church of Nossa Senhora das Salas. Portugal sponsored him because by the middle of the 15th century, they were the leading maritime nation in Europe, thanks largely to the legacy of Prince Henry the Navigator, who had brought together a talented group of mapmakers, geographers, astronomers and navigators at his school of seamanship at Sagres, in southern Portugal. The Henry's original intention had been to find a sea route to India that would give Portugal access to the lucrative trade in spices from the Far East. According to Modern History Sourcebook published by University of New York, even though he was compelled to return with the bare discovery and the few spices he had bought there at inflated prices, he still made a 3000% profit by the trade.
In this case, the English word tattoo is derived from the Dutch word taptoe (OED). The first written reference to the word tattoo (or tatau), appears in the journal of Joseph Banks (24 February 1743 – 19 June 1820), the naturalist aboard Captain Cook's ship the HMS Endeavour: "I shall now mention the way they mark themselves indelibly, each of them is so marked by their humor or disposition". The word "tattoo" was brought to Europe by the explorer James Cook, when he returned in 1771 from his first voyage to Tahiti and New Zealand. In his narrative of the voyage, he refers to an operation called "tattaw". Before this it had been described as scarring, painting, or staining.
The United States fought many wars over borders and territory throughout the course of its history. Among the most famous of such wars are the American-Indian wars and the Mexican-American war, both driven by Manifest Destiny—the belief that God gave Americans the right to occupy and civilize the entire continent. These two topics are frequently covered in history textbooks and are usually emphasized in class. Little is known about the Philippine-American war, however, despite being considered as one of United States’ first colonial war as a world power (http://www.historyguy.com/PhilipineAmericanwar.html). Most of us have probably learned about the sinking of USS Maine in Cuba and George Dewey’s destruction of the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay.
THE CONCEPT OF FREEDOM IN MOBY DICK Tania Panes (Erasmus) If I had to describe Moby Dick in one word, that would be “many-sided”. You can talk about it as an adventure novel, you can describe it as a whaling essay with some scientific intention in some chapters, and finally, you can interpret the book as a philosophical essay. It is really important to have this versatility on mind when you read Moby Dick because maybe you can expect a sailing novel full of adventures and action, while Moby Dick has nothing to do with that. When you read this novel you have to be patient, not only because of the “scientific chapters” or “descriptive parts” referred to whaling, but because of the message Herman Melville tries to send us. We have to be with the eyes and the mind wide open to absorb all the ideas he tries to express through the experience of Ishmael.