HIS 111 De Las Casas Paper Assignment
Statue of Fray Bartolomé De Las Casas (1484-1566), Palacio de San Telmo, Sevilla
De Las Casas was an early advocate for the rights of the peoples of the native Americans and a spokesman against the brutal Spanish behavior in the New World. As a Dominican priest he traveled back and forth across the Atlantic trying to have Spanish laws and practices repealed or ended. Despite his tireless efforts he was unable to repeal the encomienda system. He was also the first bishop of Chiapas. Photo credit González-Alba.
Read Bartolomé De Las Casas, A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies (1552) (in its entirety).
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