Sinking Columbus: Contested History, Cultural Politics, and Mythmaking during the Quince

5 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780813017990: Sinking Columbus: Contested History, Cultural Politics, and Mythmaking during the Quince
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

"An excellent book, lively and well written, and likely to appeal to a wider audience than the typical academic monograph."--William D. Phillips, Jr., author of The Worlds of Christopher Columbus

Sinking Columbus describes and analyzes the failure of the 1992 commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's voyage from Spain to the New World, once "universally" hailed as the "discovery of America." Despite this failure, the book recognizes the Quincentenary as an important and illuminating event in the recent political and cultural history of the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

 The authors draw upon their personal experiences as both organizers and observers of the celebration to explain how and why, in a few short years, the Columbian myth was transformed from a romantic, Eurocentric tradition into a postmodern, multicultural critique of New World history.

 The book reviews the U.S. Jubilee Commission, the failed Chicago World's Fair, ethnic controversies in the United States, and various international efforts (especially in Spain, Italy, and Latin America) to commemorate an anniversary whose meaning changed drastically from the time initial planning began until the year it finally took place.

 Chronologically, the book ranges over the cultural history of the past century as well as the past decade. Geographically it focuses on the United States, Spain, Italy, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. Ultimately, an underlying theme emerges--that the failure of the official Quincentenary is offset by the fact that the anniversary provoked and encouraged a healthy, widespread discussion of major issues such as colonialism, ethnicity, diversity, and the place of indigenous peoples in contemporary societies.


Stephen J. Summerhill, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Ohio State University, has written scholarly articles on Miguel de Unamuno, Maria Zambrano, Luis Cernuda, and other Spanish authors.

John Alexander Williams, director of the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission from 1986 to 1988, is professor of history at Appalachian State University. This is his fourth book.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Summerhill, Stephen J. & John Alexander Williams
Published by University Press of Florida (2000)
ISBN 10: 0813017998 ISBN 13: 9780813017990
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GLOVER'S BOOKERY, ABAA
(Lexington, KY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Florida, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 232 pp; Excellent book. Seller Inventory # 301403

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 42.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Stephen J. Summerhill, John Alexander Williams
Published by University Press of Florida (2000)
ISBN 10: 0813017998 ISBN 13: 9780813017990
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Florida, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0813017998

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 51.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Stephen J. Summerhill
Published by University Press of Florida
ISBN 10: 0813017998 ISBN 13: 9780813017990
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Florida. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2817376

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 57.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Stephen J. Summerhill; John Alexander Williams
Published by University Press of Florida (2000)
ISBN 10: 0813017998 ISBN 13: 9780813017990
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Florida, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0813017998

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 56.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Stephen J. Summerhill, John Alexander Williams
Published by University Press of Florida, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0813017998 ISBN 13: 9780813017990
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Florida, United States, 2000. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. "An excellent book, lively and well written, and likely to appeal to a wider audience than the typical academic monograph."--William D. Phillips, Jr., author of The Worlds of Christopher ColumbusSinking Columbus describes and analyzes the failure of the 1992 commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's voyage from Spain to the New World, once "universally" hailed as the "discovery of America." Despite this failure, the book recognizes the Quincentenary as an important and illuminating event in the recent political and cultural history of the United States, Europe, and Latin America. The authors draw upon their personal experiences as both organizers and observers of the celebration to explain how and why, in a few short years, the Columbian myth was transformed from a romantic, Eurocentric tradition into a postmodern, multicultural critique of New World history. The book reviews the U.S. Jubilee Commission, the failed Chicago World's Fair, ethnic controversies in the United States, and various international efforts (especially in Spain, Italy, and Latin America) to commemorate an anniversary whose meaning changed drastically from the time initial planning began until the year it finally took place. Chronologically, the book ranges over the cultural history of the past century as well as the past decade. Geographically it focuses on the United States, Spain, Italy, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. Ultimately, an underlying theme emerges--that the failure of the official Quincentenary is offset by the fact that the anniversary provoked and encouraged a healthy, widespread discussion of major issues such as colonialism, ethnicity, diversity, and the place of indigenous peoples in contemporary societies.Stephen J. Summerhill, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Ohio State University, has written scholarly articles on Miguel de Unamuno, Maria Zambrano, Luis Cernuda, and other Spanish authors.John Alexander Williams, director of the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission from 1986 to 1988, is professor of history at Appalachian State University. This is his fourth book. Seller Inventory # AAN9780813017990

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 73.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Stephen J. Summerhill, John Alexander Williams
Published by University Press of Florida, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0813017998 ISBN 13: 9780813017990
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Florida, United States, 2000. Hardback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. An excellent book, lively and well written, and likely to appeal to a wider audience than the typical academic monograph. --William D. Phillips, Jr., author of The Worlds of Christopher Columbus Sinking Columbus describes and analyzes the failure of the 1992 commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus s voyage from Spain to the New World, once universally hailed as the discovery of America. Despite this failure, the book recognizes the Quincentenary as an important and illuminating event in the recent political and cultural history of the United States, Europe, and Latin America. The authors draw upon their personal experiences as both organizers and observers of the celebration to explain how and why, in a few short years, the Columbian myth was transformed from a romantic, Eurocentric tradition into a postmodern, multicultural critique of New World history. The book reviews the U.S. Jubilee Commission, the failed Chicago World s Fair, ethnic controversies in the United States, and various international efforts (especially in Spain, Italy, and Latin America) to commemorate an anniversary whose meaning changed drastically from the time initial planning began until the year it finally took place. Chronologically, the book ranges over the cultural history of the past century as well as the past decade. Geographically it focuses on the United States, Spain, Italy, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. Ultimately, an underlying theme emerges--that the failure of the official Quincentenary is offset by the fact that the anniversary provoked and encouraged a healthy, widespread discussion of major issues such as colonialism, ethnicity, diversity, and the place of indigenous peoples in contemporary societies. Stephen J. Summerhill, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Ohio State University, has written scholarly articles on Miguel de Unamuno, Maria Zambrano, Luis Cernuda, and other Spanish authors. John Alexander Williams, director of the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission from 1986 to 1988, is professor of history at Appalachian State University. This is his fourth book. Seller Inventory # AAN9780813017990

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 75.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Stephen J. Summerhill
Published by University Press of Florida
ISBN 10: 0813017998 ISBN 13: 9780813017990
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Florida. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780813017990

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 71.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Summerhill, Stephen J.
Published by University Press of Florida (2000)
ISBN 10: 0813017998 ISBN 13: 9780813017990
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Florida, 2000. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9780813017990

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 76.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.76
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Summerhill, Stephen J.; Williams, John Alexander
Published by U Florida Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0813017998 ISBN 13: 9780813017990
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Asano Bookshop
(Nagoya, AICHI, Japan)
Rating
[?]

Book Description U Florida Press, 2000. Condition: Brand New. Seller Inventory # 86690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 89.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.50
From Japan to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Stephen J. Summerhill; John Alexander Williams
ISBN 10: 0813017998 ISBN 13: 9780813017990
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0813017998

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 96.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book