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A short account of the destruction of the Indies

Author: Bartolomé de las Casas; Nigel Griffin
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1992.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 1542, after years of witnessing Indian suffering and slavery, Bartolome de Las Casas wrote this indictment against European exploitation and mistreatment of the native peoples of the New World. The document was dedicated to Prince Philip of Spain and appeared in published form in 1552. It carries all the urgency of a moment in history when it still seemed possible to reverse the tide. --From publisher's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bartolomé de las Casas; Nigel Griffin
ISBN: 0140445625 9780140445626
OCLC Number: 26198156
Description: xlii, 143 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Contents: Hispaniola --
The kingdoms of Hispaniola --
The islands of Puerto Rico and Jamaica --
Cuba --
The Mainland --
The province of Nicaragua --
New Spain --
The province and Kingdom of Guatemala --
New Spain, Pánuco and Jalisco --
The kingdom of Yucatán --
The province of Santa Marta --
The province of Cartagena --
The Pearl Coast, Paria and Trinidad --
The river Yuyaparí --
The kingdom of Venezuela --
The mainland in the region known as Florida --
The river Plate --
The great kingdoms and Provinces of Peru --
The kingdom of New Granada.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias.
Responsibility: Bartolomé de las Casas ; edited and translated by Nigel Griffin ; with an introduction by Anthony Pagden.

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A catalogue of mass slaughter, torture and slavery, which showed that the evangelizing vision of Columbus had descended under later conquistadors into genocide. It demands that the Indians be  Read more...
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