James Nevius is author of multiple books about New York City history, most recently Footprints in New York: Tracing the Lives of Four Centuries of New Yorkers. He is a freelance contributor to Curbed.com and has had work published in Monocle and GOOD.
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Monday, October 12, 2015
Christopher Columbus Was a Lost Sadist. There Shouldn't Be a Holiday in His Name
The second Monday in October has been designated an American federal holiday in Christopher Columbus’s honor since 1937 . To most people in the United States, this commemoration of his 1492 landing in the Bahamas no longer has much meaning – many Americans outside of large Italian American...