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The Other Slavery Audiobook

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

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A landmark history - the sweeping story of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Indians across America, from the time of the conquistadors up to the early 20th century.

Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet, as Andrés Reséndez illuminates in his myth-shattering The Other Slavery, it was practiced for centuries as an open secret. There was no abolitionist movement to protect the tens of thousands of natives who were kidnapped and enslaved by the conquistadors, then forced to descend into the "mouth of hell" of 18th-century silver mines or, later, made to serve as domestics for Mormon settlers and rich Anglos.

Reséndez builds the incisive case that it was mass slavery, more than epidemics, that decimated Indian populations across North America. New evidence, including testimonies of courageous priests, rapacious merchants, Indian captives, and Anglo colonists, sheds light too on Indian enslavement of other Indians - as what started as a European business passed into the hands of indigenous operators and spread like wildfire across vast tracts of the American Southwest.

The Other Slavery reveals nothing less than a key missing piece of American history. For over two centuries we have fought over, abolished, and tried to come to grips with African-American slavery. It is time for the West to confront an entirely separate, equally devastating enslavement we have long failed truly to see.

©2016 Andrés Reséndez (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Paola V. Hidalgo Fort Myers, FL USA 01-23-17
    Paola V. Hidalgo Fort Myers, FL USA 01-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    good book and I just wish there was also the view of the tribes on this issue. as native American it was a difficult book to get thru.

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    janean 09-15-17
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    The book offered a substantial over view of a little known piece of North American history. In addition the author drew parallels to the current human trafficking situation.
    It was a little hard for me to keep individual players and places straight when listening to so many new facts.

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