Before we get into this stuff about Christopher Columbus, let’s make it clear that “revisionist history,” as mentioned in the headline above, is not necessarily the pejorative right-wingers think it is.
Revision is part of the normal scholarly process of writing history. As new documents and other sources emerge, historical accounts of past events are revised. Without historical revisionism, all sorts of fairy tales would endure forevermore.
Revisionism in the case of Christopher Columbus and his exploratory voyages to the so-called New World has been a thriving cottage industry for decades now. We know far more about Columbus than we did ...