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    “Las Casas was a Dominican priest who came to the New World a few years after Columbus, spent forty years on Hispaniola and nearby islands, and became the leading advocate in Spain for the rights of the natives”. In 1502, Las Casas moved towards Hispaniola, in the Caribbean. His enthusiasm for the organization was well supported by a Dominican minister and moreover his affectability toward the desolation of the neighborhood inhabitants. In 1509, he denied his domain surrender, released his bondservants

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    I think that Las Casas’s intention was one relating to his ideals as a true Catholic Priest. He had hoped to free the Indians from the injustice he saw before him and to save them the mistreatment given by the Spaniards. Although Las Casa had been involved in the exploitation of the Indian labor he freed his Indian slaves in 1514 and became one of the major voices against the Spanish atrocities committed against the native peoples of the Americas. This shows his compassion and empathy, Christian

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    Bartolome De Las Casas was a starting point in challenging the unfair treatment and subjugation of Native Americans because he challenged beliefs that had never been challenged before this document was created. One can argue he is a role model for future generations to come because ultimately, the subjugation and severe mistreatment of Native Americans came to a halt. This foundation of beliefs is the start of what we call today Human and Civil Rights. Back in this time period, the subjugation

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    Bartolome de las casas was devoted himself to defend the Native Americans. Many others risked dying on their behalf defending the Indians. Bartolome also had informed Europe during that time. The reasoning for defending the Indians was because they were at a prior attack. There has been many that was concerned about the morality of the conquest. Las Casas was radical, but not heretical which by the way means not believing. He also believed that Columbus was instrument type of god. He also wanted

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    authors all chose different routes to acknowledge the treatment of the Indians and all three gave compelling evidence towards their arguments whether they are right or wrong. Bartolome de Las Casas,

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    work of Las Casas. He discusses the humanitarian element Las Casas is known for but mainly highlights the rarely exposed ambivalent political and economic imperialistic motives behind his “humanitarianism” and his will to convert the Indigenous people. Castro focuses on the apostle and destructor dichotomy of Las Casas. Castro states that while Las Casas was fighting to defend indigenous rights, he was also actively and willingly participated in aiding Spanish’s destruction of the natives; “Las Casas’s

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    1. Las Casas argues that although the Indians are barbarians according to certain definitions, it does not follow that others must rule them. Why not? Throughout the passage Las Casas accredit to the Spanish Apologia in such a way as to show his position as set forth in the Latin Defense. Las Casas speaks against the wars carried by the Spanish ostensibly, also arguing against the forced labor system, and a system of slavery which the Spanish imposed on the Indians. Many studies has shown that the

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    Account of the Destruction of the Indies, Bartolomé de Las Casas vividly describes the brutality wrought on the natives in the Americas by the Europeans primarily for the purpose of proclaiming and spreading the Christian faith. Las Casas originally intended this account to reach the royal administration of Spain; however, it soon found its way into the hands of many international readers, especially after translation. Bartolomé de Las Casas illustrates an extremely graphic and grim reality to his

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    the destruction of the Indies, Indianapolis, IN, Hackett Publishing Company INC., 2003 Bartolme De Las Casas is an interesting character. His passion for people who at the time were seen as a sub species of humans (if even human at all) is remarkable. De Las Casas came from a modest family and was well educated. He was brought into the world of the America 's through his father Pedro De Las Casas who was an encomiendo himself. His travels through the New World prior to 1510 when he became an ordained

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    In his essay, In defense of the Indians, Bartolome de las Casas draws few parallels between the Roman Empire’s conquest of Spain and the Spanish conquest of the Americas. First, Casas points out that the Romans referred to the Spaniards as barbaric and wild, while the Spanish also referred to the Indians as barbaric and stupid. Second, both the Romans and the Spanish thought of themselves as superior compared to the other side. Due to their superior feeling, as both the Romans and Spanish conquer

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