1492 What Is It Like to Be Discovered?
Deborah Small with Maggie Jaffe
1492 What Is It Like to Be Discovered?, 1991
Printed on recycled paper
1492 What Is It Like to Be Discovered? explores Columbus and his involvement in "discovering" the "New World." The text consists of poetry, dictionary definitions, magazine/newspaper cutouts, quotes from Columbus' and other conquistadors diaries, and short histories throughout hundreds of years. All the history and its text is true and accurate. The images are from magazines and newspaper cutouts, but the majority of images have been adapted from 16th Century engravings by Theodore de Bry. The book questions how a people and their established civilizations can be "discovered." The book is a criticism of the praise we give Columbus, and is a recount of history, told with all the facts.