A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies (Paperback)

By Bartolome De Las Casas

Empire Books, 9781619491465, 92pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2011



In 1542, after years of witnessing Indian suffering and slavery, Bartolome de Las Casas wrote this indictment against European exploitation and mistreatment of the native peoples of the New World. The document was dedicated to Prince Philip of Spain and appeared in published form in 1552. It carries all the urgency of a moment in history when it still seemed possible to reverse the tide.