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Images the book by Bartolome De Las Casas

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Father Bartolomé De Las Casas is remembered as a critic of Spanish colonialism in the new world, and as the "protector" of the natives who were in the Americas in the early 1500s.

In 1542 De Las Casas wrote "A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies," in which he vividly documented the atrocities inflicted on America's indigenous population. The manuscript was not published until 1552, and remains in print to this day.

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