I was convinced that in the early Columbian period a large segment of natives were worked to death, but the numbers for later periods seemed relatively small.
Summary A landmark history: Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. There was no abolitionist movement to protect the tens of thousands of natives who were kidnapped and enslaved by the conquistadors, then forced to descend into the "mouth of hell" of eighteenth-century silver mines or, later, made to serve as domestics for Mormon settlers and rich Anglos.
New evidence, including testimonies of courageous priests, rapacious merchants, Indian captives, and Anglo colonists, sheds light too on Indian enslavement of other Indians--as what started as a European business passed into the hands of indigenous operators and spread like wildfire across vast tracts of the American Southwest.
The Other Slavery reveals nothing less than a key missing piece of American history. For over two centuries we have fought over, abolished, and tried to come to grips with African-American slavery.
It is time for the West to confront an entirely separate, equally devastating enslavement we have long failed to see truly.THE OTHER SLAVERY: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America User Review - Kirkus.
We all know that Christopher Columbus and his successors enslaved the natives in the New World. Enslaved tells the accounts of seven different people who were subjected to slavery and one person who was born a slave holder but turned to abolition. The stories all varied and were on different subjects showcasing the different forms of slavery that exist to this day/5.
The Other Slavery, Andrés Reséndez.
Rather, colonizing powers systematically enslaved American Indians from the earliest days of Spanish power in the Americas. Because Spain outlawed Indian slavery in the sixteenth century, however, Spanish governments in America concealed their enslavement of Indians behind a variety of smoke screens.
Only months after the end of the Civil War, federal agents were dispatched to territorial New Mexico with the task of abolishing the enslavement of Indians and mestizos in the. Summary A landmark history: the sweeping story of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Indians across America, from the time of the conquistadors up to the early 20th century.
Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent.
About the Show. Ben Franklin’s World is a podcast about early American history.. It is a show for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world.