A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies by Bartolomé de Las Casas

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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His eyes widened as he counted three blackjack felts, a roulette wheel, and two craps tables, all regulation size, as if stolen straight out of a casino. There were at least twenty people in the room, about half of them Chinese. The rest looked to be businessmen in their thirties and forties, many of them dressed in jackets and ties. There was a bar running along the far wall, and cocktail waitresses in black dresses moved through the crowd, carrying trays littered with various concoctions. An underground Chinatown casino.

Damon watched as the kid in overalls reloaded. ” “And the card counters,” I said, hoping he understood the distinction. Many casino employees liked to blur the categories together. But legally, there was a difference. It had been tried and won in court numerous times. Card counters did not alter the natural outcome of the game, which was a key component of the Nevada legal definition. Nor did proficient counters employ devices to help them beat the house. “Sure,” Damon admitted. “The card counters, too.

Craps, you fucking ape. The count is plus seven. ” The door to the closet swung open behind Fisher, and Martinez stuck his head inside. Micky was next to him, and both of them were smiling. They had been listening from outside the whole time. “Sorry Kev,” Martinez said as Fisher helped him to his feet. “There isn’t any money. This was all a mock-up. The house knows us here. ” Kevin laughed out loud. ” Fisher squeezed his shoulder. “They let us use the place for our Test. ” Kevin rubbed sweat from his eyes.

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