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This 2009 photo shows replicas of the Nina, left, and Pinta, two of the ships in Christopher Columbus' fleet, on Lake Michigan near Green Bay, Wisc. (AP Photo/Columbus Foundation, Morgan Sanger)
This 2009 photo shows replicas of the Nina, left, and Pinta, two of the ships in Christopher Columbus' fleet, on Lake Michigan near Green Bay, Wisc. (AP Photo/Columbus Foundation, Morgan Sanger)

Brown University professor Carol Delaney has examined the legacy of Christopher Columbus, and sees neither the heroic adventurer and discoverer of the new world, nor the imperialist conqueror of some recent interpretations. Her more nuanced view shows Columbus to be a passionate and deeply religious man, driven by the context of his time to set out for uncharted waters.

Guest:

  • Carol Delaney, research scholar at Brown University and author of "Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem"

This program aired on October 10, 2011.

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