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A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies
by Bartolome de Las Casas and Nigel Griffin and Anthony Pagden




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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.

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Overview

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.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780140445626
  • ISBN-10: 0140445625
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Publish Date: November 1992
  • Page Count: 192
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.79 x 5.12 x 0.47 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.31 pounds

Series: Penguin Classics

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