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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Spanish missions were cruel and inhuman places, but so too were the settlements set up by the U. By srannard time smallpox was taking its toll. The authors reviews -in part 3- the European culture which was intertwined with Christianity and arrives to the conclusion that Christianity, by motivating self-hatred that begets hatred of everything that is not Christian, is the main responsible of the massacres committed by the European, not only in the Americas, but also in Africa and Asia and even inside Europe itself.

The last thing the current generation could do is not to eulogize the genocide carried out by of Christians in Americas but feel ashamed. Had these same words been enunciated by a German leader inand directed at European Jews, they would be engraved in modern memory.

American Holocaust

Paperbackpages. The picture of the numerous vibrant and vital human societies in the Americas pre is vividly presented to the reader. Rich People’s Movements Isaac Martin. Aug 04, Andre rated it really liked it Shelves: The hostility, violence, massacres, displacement and brutal labouring conditions that they visited upon the Natives increased the already appaling death rate, and even those Native groups left undisturbed to recover from the deadly European yolocaust were subsequently destroyed and displaced by European violence alone.


Advancing a thesis that is sure to create much davdi, Stannard contends that the perpetrators of the Holocast Holocaust drew on the same ideological wellspring as did the later architects of the Nazi Holocaust. The same pattern of behavior was repeated throughout Mesoamerica. Views Read Edit View history. Stannard’s book might best be used by graduate students and faculty cognizant of the need to holoocaust this information within the context of the literature about Europeans in the New World.

Once the city was taken, the cruelties and depredations did not cease. Cook, American Indian Quarterly.

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Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Nov 22, Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Stahnard Columbus Part II: Kirch and Jean-Louis Rallu, eds.

Oxford University Press Amazon. Pestilence and Genocide Chapter 3 Relying largely upon the work of Lawrence Stone regarding conditions in Early Modern Europe, Stannard paints a horrific picture of life in Europe at the time when Columbus sailed davdi the Indies. Indeed, Teddy Roosevelt was to speak approvingly of the Sand Creek Massacre calling it a holocaudt and “beneficial” deed. David Stannard First wave of European colonization Genocide of indigenous peoples.

Trivia About American Holocaus Indeed, as historian David E.

Oct 16, Petr rated it really liked it. This all began with Columbus kidnapping Arawaks and taking them back to Europe as slaves.

Book description For four hundred years–from the first Spanish assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the s to the U.


American Holocaust – David E. Stannard – Oxford University Press

The first part of the In his Prologue, Stannard points out that ever since the Columbian land fall, there has been a prevailing blissful ignorance of the genocidal extermination of Indian peoples in America. Jul 23, Lindsey rated it it was amazing Shelves: The tale of not just who discovered and conquered America, but how they did it.

Stannard reveals that wherever Europeans or white Aamerican went, the native people were caught between imported plagues and barbarous atrocities, typically resulting in the annihilation of 95 percent of their populations. Feb 15, Sylvia rated it it was amazing. One should only read what the padres have said and done with natives who would always travel with the conquistadors to perform their divine duty.

Advancing a thesis that is sure to create muchcontroversy, Stannard contends that the perpetrators of the American Holocaust drew on the same ideological wellspring as did the later architects of the Nazi Holocaust. European diseases ripped through populations, and if the common cold and venereal diseases didn’t get you, then European steel and methods of torture and dismemberment would – and that after you had been enslaved and worked to death.

Stannard begins with a portrait of the enormous richness and diversity of life in the Stannarv prior to Columbus’s fateful voyage in That part is the show stopper of this book.