Elite Revisionists and Popular Beliefs Christopher Columbus, Hero or Villain?

@article{Schuman2005EliteRA,
  title={Elite Revisionists and Popular Beliefs Christopher Columbus, Hero or Villain?},
  author={Howard Schuman and Barry Schwartz and Hannah D'arcy},
  journal={Public Opinion Quarterly},
  year={2005},
  volume={69},
  pages={2-29}
}
According to revisionist hist orians and American Indian activists, Christopher Columbus deserves condemnation for having brought slavery, disease, and death to America's indigenous peoples. We ask whether the general public's beliefs about Columbus show signs of reflecting these critical accounts, which increased markedly as the 1992 Quincentenary approached. Our national surveys, using several different question wordings, indicate that most Americans continue to admire Columbus because, as… 

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