A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

Author: Bartolom ďe las Casas

Publisher: Penguin


Category: History

Page: 143

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Provides a contemporary account of the consequences of sixteenth-century Spanish colonialism in the New World, describing the abuse of the Indians by Spanish colonists

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

Author: Bartolome Las Casas

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: History

Page: 192

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Bartolomé de Las Casas was the first and fiercest critic of Spanish colonialism in the New World. An early traveller to the Americas who sailed on one of Columbus's voyages, Las Casas was so horrified by the wholesale massacre he witnessed that he dedicated his life to protecting the Indian community. He wrote A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies in 1542, a shocking catalogue of mass slaughter, torture and slavery, which showed that the evangelizing vision of Columbus had descended under later conquistadors into genocide. Dedicated to Philip II to alert the Castilian Crown to these atrocities and demand that the Indians be entitled to the basic rights of humankind, this passionate work of documentary vividness outraged Europe and contributed to the idea of the Spanish 'Black Legend' that would last for centuries.

Religion Unplugged

Author: Max Swanson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Religion


View: 465

Purify and Destroy

The Political Uses of Massacre and Genocide

Author: Jacques Sémelin

Publisher: Columbia University Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 443

View: 471

Review: "Purify and Destroy demonstrates that it is indeed possible to compare the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, and ethnic cleansing in Bosnia Herzegovina while respecting the specificities of each of these appalling phenomena." "Based on seminal distinction between massacre and genocide, Purify and Destroy identifies the main steps of a general process of destruction, both rational and irrational, born of what Semelin terms "delusional rationality." Semelin identifies the main stages that can lead to a genocidal process, and explains how ordinary people can become perpetrators."--Jacket

Converging Worlds

Communities and Cultures in Colonial America

Author: Louise A. Breen

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 648

View: 608

Providing a survey of colonial American history both regionally broad and "Atlantic" in coverage, Converging Worlds presents the most recent research in an accessible manner for undergraduate students. With chapters written by top-notch scholars, Converging Worlds is unique in providing not only a comprehensive chronological approach to colonial history with attention to thematic details, but a window into the relevant historiography. Each historian also selected several documents to accompany their chapter, found in the companion primary source reader. Converging Worlds: Communities and Cultures in Colonial America includes: timelines tailored for every chapter chapter summaries discussion questions lists of further reading, introducing students to specialist literature fifty illustrations. Key topics discussed include: French, Spanish, and Native American experiences regional areas such as the Midwest and Southwest religion including missions, witchcraft, and Protestants the experience of women and families. With its synthesis of both broad time periods and specific themes, Converging Worlds is ideal for students of the colonial period, and provides a fascinating glimpse into the diverse foundations of America. For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Converging Worlds companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415964999.

Teaching and Studying the Americas

Cultural Influences from Colonialism to the Present

Author: A. Pinn

Publisher: Springer


Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 128

This book considers how interdisciplinary conversation, critique, and collaboration enrich and transform humanities and social science education for those teaching and studying traditional Americanist fields.

Buried in Shades of Night

Contested Voices, Indian Captivity, and the Legacy of King Philip's War

Author: Billy J. Stratton

Publisher: University of Arizona Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 203

View: 571

"Billy J. Stratton's critical examination of Mary Rowlandson's 1682 publication, The Soveraignty and Goodness of God, reconsiders the role of the captivity narrative in American literary history and national identity. With pivotal new research into Puritan minister Increase Mather's influence on the narrative, Stratton calls for a reconsideration of past scholarly work on the genre"--Provided by publisher.

Penguin Classics

A Complete Annotated Listing of Penguin Classics, Twentieth-century Classics, Nature Classics, and the Pelican Shakespeare Series

Author: Penguin (Firm)



Category: Literature

Page: 285

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