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A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies is the story of the Spanish Dominican priest Bartolome de las Casas, who came to the Americas in the 16th century. Immediately he was struck by the inhumane ways in which the native peoples were treated by the European explorers and conquerors, Las Casas went on to be a leading opponent of slavery, torture, and genocide of the Native Americans by the Spanish colonists. A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies is his personal account, with chapters covering Cuba, Nicaragua, Hispaniola, Guatemala, Venezuela, Florida, and many other areas conquered by the Spaniards.

Public Domain (P)2019 BN Publishing

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Real Life Horror Story

The book is from the 1500s but it was very confronting. Describing first hand and in detail the horrific treatment the people of these regions were subject to. Its quite depressing at times. And as history tells us, theres no happy ending. Despite all that, it was very interesting and gripping.

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  • 30-11-2020

I gave up Christianity.... Spirituality 101

This was the nail in the coffin.... good to know hurtstory at this point. still peruse the bible but only for it's metaphysical and astrotheological ways... thank you Bartolomé De Las Casas... thank you

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  • Leonardo
  • 09-07-2020

History written from who witnessed

The horror the horror the horror.
Before Congo and before captain Kurtz there was this

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