Spanish Colonization Of Africa And The Americas

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Word began to spread that the Spanish mistreated the natives. The Spanish had developed many American colonies in the new world and they had become a huge economic benefit to the Spanish Empire. Many Dominican Friars had wrote various letters to the royal families urging them to better treat the natives. In fact one friar Bartolomé de las Casas supported the use of African slaves instead of the use of the natives as slaves. He had been known as “the protector of the indians.” The Portuguse, who were exploring Africa, had begun trading slaves at this time and had sent over many to the new world. Trade had become huge amoungst Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The new world had begun developing and producing so much produce that more people
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