In the opening chapter of his book, Roger Daniels argues that Christopher Columbus was œa man who, when he started, didn’t know where he was going, when he arrived[,]
didn’t know where he was, and when he returned, didn’t know where he had been. However, Columbus œplanted the first permanent European colony in the New World (page
15). Do a thorough search about the circumstances of his first trans-Atlantic voyage (August 3 “ October 12, 1492). Study at least two of the recommended sources (as
listed below). Take good notes. Then summarize your findings. In a concise informative essay, refer to the sources.
œChristopher Columbus and the Spanish Empire. The European Voyages of Exploration. Saylor Foundation, n.d. Web. 16 Sept. 2014. Available at
Flint, Valerie I.J. œChristopher Columbus. EncyclopÃ¦dia Britannica Online. EncyclopÃ¦dia Britannica Inc., 2014. Web. 16 Sept. 2014. Available at
Minster, Christopher. œThe First New World Voyage of Christopher Columbus (1492). Christopher Columbus’ Four Voyages to the New World, About.com, 2014. Web. 16 Sept.
2014. Available at http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/latinamericatheconquest/p/Columbusfirst.htm
Zinn, Howard. A People’s History of the United States, 1492-Present. HarperCollins, 2003 (Selected Parts of Chapter 1: œColumbus, the Indians, and Human Progress).
Google Books. Google, n.d. Web. 16 Sept. 2014. Available at http://books.google.com/books?id=Vu-hxQypyjkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=A+People’s+History+of+the+united