Tuesday, October 15, 2019

"The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story"

Andrés Reséndez (amazon.com, 4/18/17), Dhr. Seven, Xochitl, Crystal Q., Wisdom Quarterly

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America
“Long-awaited and important...No other book before has so thoroughly related the broad history of Indian slavery in the Americas.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“A necessary work...[The Other Slavery] will likely surprise you.”—NPR

“One of the most profound contributions to North American history.”—Los Angeles Times

Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent.

Yet, as this myth-shattering book illuminates, it was practiced for centuries as an open secret.

There was no abolitionist movement to protect the tens of thousands of Native Americans who were kidnapped and enslaved by the conquistadors.

Author Andrés Reséndez builds the incisive case that it was mass slavery — more than epidemics — that decimated Indian populations across North America.

A Strange Land (Andres Resendez)
Through riveting new evidence, including testimonies of courageous Catholic priests, rapacious merchants, and American Indian captives, The Other Slavery reveals a key missing piece of American history.

For over two centuries Americans have fought over, tried to abolish, and attempted to come to grips with the enslavement of African Americans [and Native blacks].

It is time for the West to confront an entirely separate, equally devastating enslavement we have long actively failed to look at. More
  • “Beautifully written...A tour de force.”
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • National Book Award finalist
  • Winner of the Bancroft Prize

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