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  1. The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America
    The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America
    The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America
    The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America
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  2. The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

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A landmark history — the sweeping story of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Indians across America, from the time of the conquistadors up to the early 20th century

Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet, as Andrés Reséndez illuminates in his myth-shattering The Other Slavery, it was practiced for centuries as an open secret. There was no abolitionist movement to protect the tens of thousands of natives who were kidnapped and enslaved by the conquistadors, then forced to descend into the “mouth of hell” of eighteenth-century silver mines or, later, made to serve as domestics for Mormon settlers and rich Anglos.  
Reséndez builds the incisive case that it was mass slavery, more than epidemics, that decimated Indian populations across North America. New evidence, including testimonies of courageous priests, rapacious merchants, Indian captives, and Anglo colonists, sheds light too on Indian enslavement of other Indians — as what started as a European business passed into the hands of indigenous operators and spread like wildfire across vast tracts of the American Southwest.  

The Other Slavery reveals nothing less than a key missing piece of American history.  For over two centuries we have fought over, abolished, and tried to come to grips with African-American slavery.  It is time for the West to confront an entirely separate, equally devastating enslavement we have long failed truly to see.

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Andrés Reséndez
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This book provides the third part of the slave trilogy -- yet another window into uncovering America's historical dependence on slavery.

Often assumed to be the only form of slavery practiced in the US, we already know a great deal about African slavery. As well, due to the excellent recent books by, Nell Painter (The History of White People), and Nancy Isenberg (White Trash: The 400-year Untold History of Class in America), among others, we now also know more about white slavery than our conventional history books had ever intended for us to know.

For instance, among other facts, we now know that white slavery involved many Europeans who were either kidnapped, released from jails and asylums and thrown on ships headed to the New World, or were just tricked onto ships where they expected plots of land, slaves tools and great riches upon arrival in the New World -- only to discover too late that they had all "been had," and thus had to sign away their... Read more
Thank you Mrs. Kelly for making me do my homework, especially my reading assignments. Perhaps we read to know we are not alone?

This book must be required historical reading regarding why humans cannot be trusted to do what is morally right by other humans. I suggest that this be read by students starting,as early as the sixth (6th) grade. No one doubts the horrors committed by slavers toward the Africans that were sold by other Africans to be used as as animals to support the greed of those who had lost their souls. Only a person who has lost their humanity could sell another human. In American classes throughout our country we are reminded of the crimes committed against the African slaves. It was with much anxiety and hurt, I felt, after I read The Other Slavery by Professor Resendez about the holocaust committed by the Spanish, Portuguese but worse the Mexicans toward the Indians of North America. Albert Einstein was quoted that "War is man's greatest obscenity to... Read more
well worth your time and the mere $2.99 price tag.

"Americans had them too, from the governor down. The chief justice of New Mexico, Kirby Benedict, stated quite clearly that he had seen Indian slaves at the house of Governor Connelly, “but whether claimed by his wife, himself, or both, I know not.”The chief justice was also aware that superintendent of Indian affairs for New Mexico Michael Steck—the very federal official charged with enforcing U.S. policies toward Indians—possessed one female servant, “but I cannot state by what claim she is retained.”As far as the Indian agents working under Superintendent Steck, the chief justice assumed that “all of them, except one, have the presence and assistance of the kind of persons mentioned.
”Their ranks included Kit Carson and Albert Pfeiffer, as we have seen. The situation was much the same among the American judges of New Mexico. Chief Justice Benedict recalled how in... Read more
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