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Bigelow used as a textbook for his class, and the students then studied history textbooks and critiqued their highly slanted presentations of the New World's "discovery." The people being discovered may as well have not existed as far as the textbooks went. The focus was all on the Spaniards and their awe of the new land, taking possession of it in the name of the king and queen, the glory, etc. Who likes to hear they have been lied to for their entire lives? At least regarding the Columbus Myth, those students began getting their brains unwashed, which helped them cast a critical eye at other myths they had been told. If only every American history class did the same.

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