American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World
For four hundred yearsfrom 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 1890sthe 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 millio...more
David Stannard's "American Holocaust", aptly published during the ahistorical hoo-hah that marked the 500th year since Columbus "discovered" the Americas, takes as its subject the genocidal destruction of the Native Americans in north, south and central America in the aftermath of the western European invasion.
The book is split into three parts, the first and shortest of which provides remarkable insight into the great variety of indigenous peoples that po ...more
The history of the systematic racism and genocide of the Americas really does shed a light on Europe as a whole. There were times when I had to put ...more