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Biography portal Catholicism portal Spain portal Mexico portal. Archived from the original PDF on He made up his mind to give up his slaves and encomienda, and started to preach that other colonists should do the same.

Las Casas was among those denied confession for this reason. In Friede, Juan; Keen, Benjamin. The text, writtenstarts by describing its purpose: Traveling back to Spain to recruit more missionaries, he continued lobbying for the abolition of the encomienda apologetics, gaining an important victory by the passage of the New Laws in He showed that this arrangement could easily be maintained and gold still be extracted at a profit.

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Those who survived the journey were ill-received, and had to work hard even to survive in the hostile colonies. The Dominicans had been the first to indict the encomenderos, and they continued to chastise sumariz and refuse the absolution of confession to slave owners, and even stated that priests who took their confession were committing a mortal sin. The book was banned by the Aragonese inquisition in Las Casas returned to Guatemala in wanting to employ his new method of conversion based on two principles: This book, written a decade earlier apologetixa sent to the attention of then-prince Philip II of Spaincontained accounts of the abuses committed by some Spaniards against Native Americans during the early stages of colonization.

Las Casas has also often been accused of exaggerating the atrocities he described in the Indies, some scholars holding that the initial population figures given by him were too high, which would make the population decline look worse than it actually was, and that epidemics of European disease were the prime cause of the population decline, not hishoria and exploitation. Some privileges were also granted to the initial 50 shareholders in Las Casas’s scheme.

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He proposed 12 other remedies, all having the apoloyetica aim of improving the situation for the Indians and limiting the powers that colonists were able to exercise over them.

All the Indian slaves of the New World should be brought to live in these towns and apologeticq tribute paying subjects to the King.

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In the end, he ended up leaving in November with just a small group of peasants, paying for the venture with money borrowed from his brother in-law. The Sumariq of Bartolome de las Casas.

Here, Las Casas argued, Indians could be better governed, better taught and indoctrinated in the Christian faith, and would be easier to protect from abuse than if they were in scattered settlements. As the British Empire rose to power and hostilities between the British and Spanish began, the British used Las Casas’s accounts of Spanish cruelty as a political tool, as part of the foundation of what Spanish nationalists have called the Black Legendthe tendency of historians to slander Spain for its imperial past but to look mildly at the same undertakings by others such as the British.

This letter, which reinvoked the old conflict eumaria the requirements for the sacrament of baptism between the two orders, was intended to bring Las Casas in disfavour.

Like one who kills a son before his father’s eyes is the man who offers sacrifice from the property of the poor.

And they equaled many nations of this world that are renowned and considered civilized, and they surpassed many others, and to none were they inferior. In he wrote a letter to Garcia ManriqueCount of Osornoprotesting again the mistreatment of the Indians and advocating a return to his original reform plan of I came to realize that black slavery was as unjust as Indian slavery Unlike other priests who sought to destroy the indigenous peoples’ native books and writings, he strictly opposed this action.

The colonists, led by Diego Columbusdispatched a complaint against the Dominicans to the King, and the Dominicans were recalled from Hispaniola. Sullivan, Patrick Francis, ed.

Christianity and Missions, — Las Casas is often considered to be one of the first advocates for a universal conception of human dignity later human rights. Having resigned the Bishopric of Chiapas, Las Casas spent the rest of his life working closely with the imperial court in matters relating to the Indies. Las Casas suggested a plan where the encomienda would be abolished and Indians would be congregated into self-governing townships to become tribute-paying vassals apopogetica the King.


He oversaw the construction of a monastery in Puerto Plata on the north coast of Hispaniola, subsequently serving as prior of the convent. The small town of Lascassas, Tennesseein the United States has also been named after him. Retrieved July 16, The second was a change in the labor policy so that instead of a colonist owning the labor of specific Indians, he would have a right to man-hours, to be carried out by no specific persons.

Originally planned as a six-volume work, each volume describes a decade of the history of the Indies from the arrival of Christopher Columbus in toand most of it is an eye-witness account.

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Las Casas was finally convinced that all the actions of the Spanish in the New World had been illegal and that they constituted a great injustice.

The Emperor sent Pedro de la Gascaa friend of Las Casas, to reinstate the rule of law, and he in turn defeated Pizarro. Early in Las Casas left the settlement to complain to the authorities. However, the reforms were so unpopular back in the New World that riots broke out and threats were made against Las Casas’s life. Sauvage spoke highly of Las Casas to the King, who appointed Las Casas and Sauvage to write a new plan for reforming the governmental system of the Indies.

Why do you keep them so oppressed and exhausted, without giving them enough to eat or curing them of the sicknesses they incur from the excessive labor you give them, and they die, or rather you kill them, in order to extract and acquire gold every day.

He is said to have preached, “Tell me by what right of justice do you hold these Indians in such a cruel and horrible servitude?