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A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies (Penguin Classics)

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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.

Synopsis:

Bartolome de las Casas was born in 1474. At the age of 18 he left Spain for the New World, where he became a priest. After years of witnessing the atrocities of Spanish colonial policy he wrote a brief account of the destruction of the Indies in 1542. This is that account.

Synopsis:

No work is a stronger, more exacting, heartbreaking record of the Spanish atrocities in the genocidal enterprise of colonization in the Americas. This account provides an eyewitnessÆs history of the process in the territory of Columbus.

Table of Contents

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies Acknowledgements

Map of America (1540)

Introduction

A Note on Editions and on this Translation

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

Synopis

Prologue

(Preface)

Hispaniola

The Kingdoms of Hispaniola

The Islands of Puerto Rico and Jamaica

Cuba

The Mainland

The Province of Nicaragua

New Spain

New Spain (continued)

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 Yuyapari

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

(Conclusion)

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140445626
Translator:
Griffin, Nigel
Griffin, Nigel:
Griffin, Nigel
Author:
Las Casas, Bartolome de
Author:
Griffin, Nigel
Author:
De Las Casas, Bartolome
Author:
Pagden, Anthony
Author:
Casas, Bartolome De Las
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London, England ;
Subject:
Spain
Subject:
South American
Subject:
North American
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Colonies
Subject:
Casas, bartolome de las, 1474-1566
Subject:
Indians, treatment of
Subject:
Spain Colonies America.
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Indians, Treatment of -- Latin America.
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
9328
Publication Date:
19921131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.79x5.12x.47 in. .31 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Bartolome de las Casas was born in 1474. At the age of 18 he left Spain for the New World, where he became a priest. After years of witnessing the atrocities of Spanish colonial policy he wrote a brief account of the destruction of the Indies in 1542. This is that account.
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No work is a stronger, more exacting, heartbreaking record of the Spanish atrocities in the genocidal enterprise of colonization in the Americas. This account provides an eyewitnessÆs history of the process in the territory of Columbus.

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