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) Continue reading

First Catholic Priest Ordained in Santo Domingo

Spanish-born Bartolome de Las Casas was the first Catholic priest ordained in the colony of Santo Domingo, Hispaniola in 1512 Continue reading

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

Slaves in the New World, were imported African slaves

Christopher Columbus on his second voyage, on his second voyage, in 1493, imported slaves to the New World (other than indigenous people enslaved by other indigenous people), they were African slaves. Continue reading

Alcazar de Colon built by Christopher Columbus

A colonial palace built in New World was the Alcazar de Colon, also called the Virreinal Palace, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Continue reading

First Euro Town in New World, La Isabela

Christopher Columbus a European in the New World, founded a town called La Isabela, Continue reading

Orange Cultivation in the New World

Christopher Columbus initiated Orange Cultivation by introducing orange seeds from the Canary Islands to the Islands of Hispaniola (now Haiti and Dominican Republic) in 1493 during his second voyage. Continue reading

Bananas in New World

Friar Tomas de Berlanga (later Bishop of Panama) imported banana specimens from the Canary Islands in 1516 Continue reading

Christopher Columbus saved by an eclipse

In 1503 during his fourth voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus and his men were stranded for months on the island of Santo Domingo (now Hispaniola, divided between Haiti and the Dominican Republic) due to the shipped being disabled by shipworms. Continue reading