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American holocaust : the conquest of the New World

Author: David E Stannard
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Series: Oxford University Press paperback
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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 one hundred million people. Indeed, as historian  Read more...

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Named Person: Christopher Columbus; Christopher Columbus; Cristobal Colon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Stannard
ISBN: 9780195085570 0195085574
OCLC Number: 30402576
Notes: Originally published as hbk. with subtitle: Columbus and the conquest of the New World. 1992.
Description: xv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. Before Columbus --
II. Pestilence and genocide --
III. Sex, race, and holy war --
Appendix I: On pre-columbian settlement and population --
Appendix II: On racism and genocide.
Series Title: Oxford University Press paperback
Other Titles: Conquest of the New World
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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highly informative book * Socialist Standard * vivid and relentless ... meticulous analysis ... a devastating reassessment of the Conquest as nothing less than a holy war * Kirkus Reviews *

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