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Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery - Friends of the Libraries

Author to discuss book on Native American slavery, Fri, Feb 17

(This is a past event. For current events, please see the Library Calendar.)

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Event Location: 
Central Library sixth floor parlor

From the time of the conquistadors until the early 20th century, tens of thousands of Indians were enslaved in the New World to work the gold and silver mines. This “other slavery” predated African slavery and lasted far longer. Reséndez makes the case that the indigenous population of North America was decimated not by smallpox, but by slavery. He argues that although Indian slavery was illegal, those who wanted to profit used social collusion and labor coercion to enslave the Indians. He challenges us to consider how influence, power, and capital are used to enslave people today.

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Evelyn Barker