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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So, that is history, or is it?
The history of the systematic racism and genocide of the Americas really does shed a light on Europe as a whole. Stannard argues in this stunning new book, the European and white American destruction of the native peoples of the Americas was the most massive act of genocide in the history of the world. The story of California’s Indians proves instructive in denying the Black Legend.
Stannard divides his account into three parts: The orgy of Human destructiveness which the Pious Christians from Europe committed in America would dwarf the Jewish genocide by Hitler and Hindu genocide by the proponents of Islam.
Colonel Chivington, commander at the Sand Creek Massacre, was the subject of an inquiry from the federal government – but nothing came of it. I wasn’t even involved with these horrible acts of cruelty, but as a white person I can feel the blood on my hands nonetheless.
Chapter 4 In this chapter, Stannard takes on the Black Legend.
Army’s massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the s–the indigenous inhabitants of North and South America endured an unending firestorm of violence. He graphically depicts the treatment of native peoples as one unending compendium of catastrophe.
Jul 30, Trish rated it it was amazing Shelves: His previous books include Death in AmericaShrinking History: From an ethical standpoint, works such as Stannard’s are necessary to counterbalance the ethnocentricities of past historical works on Natives.
American holocaust : the conquest of the New World
Overall “American Holocaust” is a remarkable achievement; it’s well researched, well written and with particular regard to the third part, well argued. The former shows the diversity and stannarc of the native people and the second shows the carnage visited upon them by the European “Civilizers”. Trivia Americwn American Holocaus After a brief discussion of Berengia and the assumed origins of native populations in this hemisphere, he gives a nod to the diversity of native peoples and then turns his ire against Oscar Handlin and Bernard Bailyn for their ethnocentrism.
Lack of a clear plan as to how it is progressing initially confused me but by the end of that chaptersthings usually fell into place. Digging deeply into ancient European and Christian attitudes toward sex, race, and war, he finds the cultural ground well prepared by davis end of the Middle Ages for the centuries-long genocide campaign that Europeans and their descendants launched–and in places continue to wage–against the New World’s original inhabitants.
The hloocaust review of what really occurred in the Americas before and after Columbus set sail. From an academic standpoint, the book is an interdisciplinary monument. Spanish missions were cruel and inhuman places, but so too were the settlements set up by the U. Summary For four hundred years–from the first Spanish assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the s to the U. Army’s massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the s–the holocajst inhabitants of North and South America endured an unending firestorm of violence.
Stannard has courageously documented the initial and continuing genocide of natives of the western hemisphere in an irrefutable and convincing manner. ametican
Though initially driven out stannarf the city, they regrouped and attacked again. I boiled with fury throughout for a multitude of reasons: He had been a slave trader before becoming an explorer and brought native slaves back with him to Spain. Refresh and try again.
Of course such a version of events being true does not take away from the tragedy of this narrative or negate the guilt hollcaust certain Europeans but if the case stated in more contemporary research is true then it does weaken stannards argument that the large scale loss of life was a result of systematic slaughter or Genocide.
What kind of people, he asks, do such horrendous things to others? Stannard argues in this stunning new book, the European and white American destruction of the native peoples of the Americas was the most massive act of genocide in the history of the world.
American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World
You won’t find this in your high school history books, because it’s too gruesome. Account Options Sign in. Very well written and meticulously researched book describing the worst genocide the world has holocauet known. The first partwhere he documents the crisis can be a bit thick to trudge through. Before the Horror has focused on Hawaii and the Pacific.
Army’s massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the s – the indigenous inhabitants of North and South America endured an unending firestorm of violence. Retrieved from ” https: And trust me, when you read what this book has to say about Europe at the stannard of Columbus’ voyage, people like Hitler centuries later don’t look so unusual anymore. It is sfannard product of massive reading in the important sources, years of pondering, and fury at what Europe hath wrought in America That they are bigots we cavid for sure, but how the missionaries are converting populations elsewhere in modern days by suppressing their past is a manifestation of their hypocrisy.
During that time the native population of the Western Hemisphere declined by as many as one hundred million people.
Kirch and Jean-Louis Rallu, eds. 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 stanard industrial speed as “Red Indians”.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Holpcaust he married Valerie M. The last thing the current generation could do is not to eulogize the genocide carried out by of Christians in Americas but feel ashamed.
This book has a capacity to be used as an anti-Europe as well as anti-Christian propaganda mechanism and should be read with timely check on your personal feelings. His book will be a necessary corrective. This is the hypocrisy of Christians or simply Europeans. Advancing a thesis that is sure to create much controversy, Stannard contends that the perpetrators of the American Holocaust drew on the sameideological wellspring as did the later architects of the Nazi Holocaust.
The first part is full of unbelievable events about the cruelty of the white people.