By Bartolomé de Las Casas
Bartolomé de Las Casas was once the 1st and fiercest critic of Spanish colonialism within the New global. An early visitor to the Americas who sailed on considered one of Columbus's voyages, Las Casas used to be so horrified by way of the wholesale bloodbath he witnessed that he committed his existence to holding the Indian group. He wrote a brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies in 1542, a surprising catalogue of mass slaughter, torture and slavery, which confirmed that the evangelizing imaginative and prescient of Columbus had descended lower than later conquistadors into genocide. devoted to Philip II to alert the Castilian Crown to those atrocities and insist that the Indians be entitled to the fundamental rights of humankind, this passionate paintings of documentary vividness outraged Europe and contributed to the assumption of the Spanish 'Black Legend' that will final for centuries.
Edited and Translated via NIGEL GRIFFIN
With an advent by means of ANTHONY PAGDEN
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