In his review of my book, American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World [NYR, June 24], J. H. Elliott does not take issue. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Stannard, David E. American holocaust: Columbus and the conquest of the. New World I David E. Stannard. David Stannard’s “American Holocaust”, aptly published during the ahistorical hoo-hah that marked the th year since Columbus “discovered” the Americas, .
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American Holocaust – David E. Stannard – Oxford University Press
When a missionary talks about virtues of Christianity to convert a non-believer, he should present that truth. What this book is: It is entirely appropriate to use the words Europeans and Christians interchangeably in attributing a bunch of people who armed with weapons, dogs and a religious ideology of death cult that would put current day ISIS — an Islamic Terrorist Organization to shame. His Enterprise “In a thoroughly documented narrative, David Stannard demolishes a score of historical myths, and turns American Holocaust into a searing account of what happened in the Americas after the arrival of Columbus.
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The book was difficult to read because of the descriptions of what had been done to the natives holocausg how they had been treated but it’s something that’s never even touched on in history classes in the United States. The Conquest of the New World.
Americwn 22, Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it it was amazing Shelves: There is a holocaust in our American past. Both through choice of language and by direct comparision, the author describes the destruction of indigenous populations as comparable to German uolocaust in WW II.
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Colonel Chivington, commander at the Sand Creek Massacre, was the subject of an inquiry from the federal government – but nothing amdrican of it. But apart from that, you can see similarities between then and now, e.
The book is more academic than it is “popular history,” meaning it can be dry and overly deferential to its sources, and it wades into disputes among historians that won’t interest the lay reader. Stanard use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. The first partwhere he documents the crisis can be a bit thick to trudge through. Divided in two basic parts, the book carries forward the arguments made by Francis Jennings approximately one quarter century earlier.
For four hundred years–from the first Golocaust assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the s to the U.
We may safely say that one renaissance davdi not enough for Christianity. He shows that Native Americans did not “vanish” without cause; they were eradicated by European diseases and by planned genocide. American Holocaust will provide a desirable textbook for students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
A thorough case study in the heinous rage of the human condition. Stannard documents the destruction of the Western Hemisphere’s native population, and it is horrifying.
Peaceable Kingdom Lost Kevin Kenny. At once sweeping in scope and meticulously detailed, American Holocaust is stannafd work of impassioned scholarship that is certain to ignite intense historical and moral debate. Feb 11, Hillary rated it really liked it Shelves: Puts the Columbus story in philosophical and historical perspective.
What kind of people, he asks, do such horrendous things to others? It nolocaust a conquest in the truest sense of the word, and Stannard highlights some of the most gruesome acts Europeans committed against Indians target practicing on children, amputating limbs as punishment, branding faces, raping girls.
David Stannard insists that we do.
Indeed, Teddy Roosevelt was to speak approvingly of the Sand Creek Massacre calling it a “righteous” and “beneficial” deed. It is an ideology that remains dangerously alive today, he adds, and one that in recent years has surfaced in American justifications for large-scale military intervention in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
The final part looks into what it was, within European culture, religion and institutions that allowed, condoned, celebrated and facilitated this genocide; comparison is also made with future genocides, and its hardly a suprise to learn that Hitler was an admirer of what the British and subsequently the United States achieved vis-a-vis the Native Americans, and referred to Jews, Slavs and others he was slaughtering on a industrial scale at industrial speed as “Red Indians”.
But at this point, one can either shell up and hate the world, or take the newfound knowledge and move forward in a positive manner, aiming to educate others and get them “woke”. Some were enslaved to work as beasts of burden as the Spaniards pushed into the Amazon in search of the gold of Eldorado, while others were forced to labor in the Andean silver mines.
American Holocaust is a substantial addition to the library of injustice toward American Natives Having dramatically and upwardly revised the estimated population of Hawaii at the time of Western contact from aboutto betweenand 1,—a change that forced major rethinking about the entirety of Hawaii’s history—that work is now being used as the foundation for re-examinations of indigenous population histories throughout the Pacific.
Sad but necessary telling of a history most people try to ignore. The word modern can only be tested relatively, as there are no objective standards to test it rationally. Th This book was intense. His previous books include Death in America, Shrinking History: The author mentions a few of the conditions in Europe that led to these events, but mostly focuses on the Americas from the arrival of Columbus on. He was born to Florence E.
It is an ideology that remains dangerously alive today, he adds, and one that in recent years has surfaced in American justifications for large-scale military intervention in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Feb 11, jeanette rated it it was amazing. Rummel’s estimate is presumably not a single democide, but is a total of multiple democides, since there were many different governments involved.
The same pattern of behavior was repeated throughout Mesoamerica. Great quote on p.
Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Cook, American Indian Quarterly “An important work that will have [Stannard] canonized by some and pillored by others by the end of the Quincentennial Year.