A central part of history today is looking at the events of the past with a magnifying glass. While events like Columbus’ expedition to the New World opened a path to cross-world connections, it also led to the relocation and extermination of indigenous groups.
In “Father of Slavery Was Black ” [Letters, Nov. 25] Mr. Toner has proven that he knows very little about slavery. In his efforts to make Dr. Jeffries look foolish, he has made himself look like the fool.
The American educational system has deceived us all. When we learned about “Global History in elementary, junior high and high schools a very large continent was very conspicuous in its absence from our textbooks.