In his review of my book, American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World [NYR, June 24], J. H. Elliott does not take issue. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Stannard, David E. American holocaust: Columbus and the conquest of the. New World I David E. Stannard. David Stannard’s “American Holocaust”, aptly published during the ahistorical hoo-hah that marked the th year since Columbus “discovered” the Americas, .
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Trivia About American Holocaus Every school should have to teach this book to children alonside with the first Thanksgiving to give some much needed perspective. Pestilence and Genocide Chapter 3 Relying largely upon the work of Lawrence Stone regarding conditions in Early Modern Europe, Stannard paints a horrific picture of life in Europe at the time when Columbus sailed for the Indies.
Even the requisite college courses I took didn’t touch this part of the history of this land. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The first part of the In his Prologue, Stannard points out that ever since the Columbian land fall, there has been a prevailing blissful ignorance of the genocidal extermination of Indian peoples in America.
Finally, scholars of Indian-white relations from various disciplines will find the book a valuable resource in terms of method and content.
Having dramatically and upwardly revised the estimated population of Hawaii at the time of Western contact from aboutto betweenand 1,—a change that dvaid major rethinking about the entirety of Hawaii’s history—that work is now being used as the foundation for re-examinations of indigenous population histories throughout the Pacific. The second section of the book, ‘Pestilence and Genocide’ again only confirms what I knew.
Pestilence and Genocide Chapter 3 Relying largely upon the work of Lawrence Stone regarding conditions in Early Modern Europe, Stannard paints a horrific picture of life in Europe at the time when Columbus sailed for the Indies. He graphically depicts the treatment of native peoples as one unending compendium of catastrophe. It is an ideology that remains dangerously alive today, he adds, and one that in recent years has surfaced in American justifications for large-scale military intervention stannadd Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
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Stabnard thattime the native population of the Western Hemisphere declined by as many as million people. A short review can hardly give a sense of the scope and quality of this work that I’d thoroughly recommend reading, especially by those who are sceptical or even offended by yolocaust use of the term Holocaust for other victims apart from the Jews and Slavs, gypsies, etc subjected to the horrific and murderous extermination policies of the Nazis during World War 2.
The power of this text is supercharged by Stannard’s fine prose style and somber yet ferocious tone.
At once sweeping in scope and meticulously detailed, American Holocaust is a work of impassioned scholarship that is certain to ignite intense historical and moral debate. The New York Review of Books.
By focusing on the ravages of European diseases, the blame is taken off of the perpetrators of this horrible crime. Spanish missions were cruel and inhuman places, but so too were the settlements set up by the U.
His highly provocative answer: I started this as an audio book on YouTube, however the narrator was so damn slow that I stopped und read it myself.
To realisethey the Indians have been prosecuted continously for the last years and that it still continues was enough of a wake up call for me. The book is split into three parts, the first and shortest of which provides remarkable insight into the great variety of indigenous peoples that populated the continent on the eve of being invaded by the Europeans.
Students should find genocide thesis to be provocative. It is the product of massive reading in the important sources, years of pondering, and fury at what Europe hath wrought in America And then I had to mentally prepare myself A book that took a long time to finish.
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However, this book smashed it. Las Casas recorded sickening scenes of wanton cruelty. I found the first and third sections amefican most interesting: His previous books include Death in AmericaShrinking History: He does address the “uniqueness” of the Holocaust, but points out that other events were also, he mentions the Armenian genocide, the “terror famine” in Stalin’s Soviet Union and each genocidal slaughter of millions, decades after the Holocaust.
And all this contrasted with the, generally, hospitable treatment offered settlers and stannarf by native peoples. Defenders of the Unborn Daniel K.
American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World by David E. Stannard
One should only read what the padres have said and done with natives who would always travel with the conquistadors to perform their divine duty. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
The authors reviews -in part 3- the European culture which was intertwined with Christianity and arrives to the conclusion that Christianity, by motivating self-hatred that begets hatred of everything that is not Christian, is the main responsible of the massacres committed by the European, not only in the Americas, but also in Africa and Asia and even inside Europe itself.
The following items were successfully added. Next in line are the great accomplishments of Incan civilization and finally a discussion of the Arawaks of Northern Brazil, which provides a lead in to the discussion of the Arawaks of Hispaniola, which Columbus encountered on his voyages.
American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World
Open Preview See a Problem? This book was intense. Apr 13, Steven rated it it was amazing.