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Columbus never set foot here

9 mins | Jun 25, 2020

Why do we remember him? Michael D. Hattem explores how our origin story has changed and adapted over time to suit modern political purposes. "By the end of the 19th century, Columbus became a useful symbol to urban political machines seeking to consolidate the support of the growing Italian-American immigrant community, especially in New York where the monument at Columbus Circle was erected."

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From The Washington Post

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