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“Farther than ever before”: Was the explorer James Cook a hero of the Enlightenment or an early imperialist?


He is considered the greatest discoverer of his time - but in Polynesia he sneaked hospitality with cheap trinkets, and his team brought in syphilis. Why James Cook polarizes to this day.

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Determined look: portrait of the explorer from 1875 with Cook's ships in the Bering Strait


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