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American holocaust : the conquest of the New World

Author: David E Stannard
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For four hundred years - from the first Spanish assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the 1490s to the U.S. Army's massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the 1890s - the indigenous inhabitants of North and South America endured an unending firestorm of violence. During that time the native population of the Western Hemisphere declined by as many as 100 million people. [In this book, the author]  Read more...
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Named Person: Christopher Columbus; Christopher Columbus
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: David E Stannard
OCLC Number: 259234923
Notes: Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993, ©1992.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Prologue --
Before Columbus --
Pestilence and genocide --
Sex, race, and Holy War --
Epilogue --
Appendixes: On pre-Columbian settlement and population; On racism and genocide.
Responsibility: David E. Stannard.

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Arguing that the European and white American destruction of the native American people was the most massive act of genocide in the history of the world, Stannard attempts to set the records straight  Read more...

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vivid and relentless ... meticulous analysis ... a devastating reassessment of the Conquest as nothing less than a holy war * Kirkus Reviews * highly informative book * Socialist Standard *

 
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