A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

by Bartolome de Las Casas (Author), Nigel Griffin (Translator), Anthony Pagden (Introduction) Year Published: Challenging
Published in 1552, Bartolome De Las Casas details the gripping and tragic conquest of the natives of the "Indies". De Las Casas, witnessed both the conquest of Cuba and the Americas. Las Casas became a priest of the Dominican order and went on to become an advocate for the natives in the path of Spain's conquest for land and riches. This book offers an alternative and far more realistic account of spanish conquest in comparison to what is found in "off the shelf" textbooks. A real eye opening read which begs the question, "does might make right?"