Stolen Continents: The Americas Through Indian Eyes since 1492

Stolen Continents: The Americas Through Indian Eyes since 1492

by Ronald Wright
     
 

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Presents native accounts--some translated for the first time from native American languages--of the plunder and persecution wrought by white settlers and explorers on the one hundred million people already living in the Americas in 1492.

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Presents native accounts--some translated for the first time from native American languages--of the plunder and persecution wrought by white settlers and explorers on the one hundred million people already living in the Americas in 1492.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Wright ( Time Among the Maya ) here presents a ``New World'' history, told from the perceived perspective of natives and lambasting the conquering whites, going back to Columbus: Cortes, de Soto, Pizarro, for example, are seen as crass, cruel, greedy invaders. To illustrate what he views as an epic wrong, the author probes five tragic encounters--with Aztec, Maya, Inca, Cherokee and Iroquois cultures. Using materials recorded as contemporaneously as possible, from the Incas to Cherokee principal chief Wilma Mankiller, the book follows a trail of treachery, blood and futility. Had the white race's diseases not wreaked havoc on the natives, writes the author, the ``conquest'' may have ended differently. While his scholarship proves marvelous, Wright's disjointed account is not likely to hold the reader's attention. (Feb.)
Booknews
A powerful account of the history and consequences of European invasion and rule that quotes from the authentic speech and writings of five peoples--Aztec, Maya, Inca, Cherokee, and Iroquois--through 500 years. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395659755
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/08/1993
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.23(d)

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