Bartolome de Las Casas Published a Book on Human Rights and Slavery

Spanish priest Bartolome de Las Casas wrote a book on human rights and slavery in the New World titled Brevisirna relacion de la destruccion de las Indias (A Brief Report on the Destruction of the Indies) which was published in Spain in 1552. Las Casas spent years as a missionary in Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico protecting the enslaved Indians and warns in the book “that God’s wrath would destroy the Spanish for the sins they were committing in the Americas.”

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  • Bartolomé de las Casas – Wikipedia
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