In his review of my book, American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World [NYR, June 24], J. H. Elliott does not take issue. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Stannard, David E. American holocaust: Columbus and the conquest of the. New World I David E. Stannard. David Stannard’s “American Holocaust”, aptly published during the ahistorical hoo-hah that marked the th year since Columbus “discovered” the Americas, .
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When combined with their massive greed, the belief that the peoples of these regions were savages lead the explorers to commit atrocities of gargantuan proportions. This is not I view I have ever seriously doubted, but the presentation of the evidence is daunting, drain Heady, heavy, eye-opening stuff. He had been a slave trader before becoming an explorer and brought native slaves back with him to Spain.
We owe it to its victims, and to our own future, to reflect on Stannard’s merciless book. And all this contrasted with the, generally, hospitable treatment offered settlers and newcomers by native peoples. What kind of people, he asks, do such horrendous things to others?
Stannard reveals that wherever Europeans or white Americans went, the native people were caught between imported plagues and barbarous atrocities, typically resulting in the annihilation of 95 percent of their populations. This is not I view I have ever seriously doubted, but the presentation of the evidence is daunting, draining and numbingly dispiriting. Rummel’s estimate is presumably not a single democide, but is a total of multiple democides, since there were many different governments involved.
The New York Review of Books. Working from source materials written by the Europeans themselvesit’s devastating and damning, unfathomable in its violence and degradation. Both through choice of language and by direct comparision, the author describes the destruction of indigenous populations as comparable to German practices in WW II.
He shows that Native Americans did not “vanish” without cause; they were eradicated by European diseases and by planned genocide. Finally, scholars of Indian-white relations from various disciplines holoxaust find the book a valuable resource in terms of method and content.
Stannard argues in this stunning new book, the European and white American stanhard of the native peoples of the Americas was the most massive act of genocide in the history of the world. Cook, American Indian Quarterly “An important work that will have [Stannard] canonized by some and pillored by others by the end of the Quincentennial Year.
In the holocausf consciousness the understanding is that Columbus was an inventor of America and Vascodegama was an inventor of sea route to India. Overall “American Holocaust” is a remarkable achievement; it’s well researched, well written and with particular regard to the third part, well argued. By this time smallpox was taking its toll.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But at this point, one can either shell up and hate the world, or take the newfound knowledge dacid move forward in a positive manner, aiming to educate others and get them “woke”. This book will point you towards the truth, but it will also make you extremely depressed.
Indeed, Teddy Roosevelt was to speak approvingly of the Sand Creek Massacre calling it a “righteous” and “beneficial” deed. Rosenbaum Westview Press, Also monks and other men were not the only devout souls of this time who tried to work their way to heaven with self-flagellation and other forms of personal abasement.
American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World
It’s like three books in one. But since Thomas Jefferson said it, they are ignored.
American Holocaust is a substantial addition to the library of injustice toward American Natives Here, I will focus here on the first two sections of the book. It is the product of massive reading in the important sources, years of pondering, and fury at what Europe hath wrought in America He follows this charge up with discussion of the Cherokee Wars in the American Southeast, which were eventually followed up by Cherokee Removal west of the Mississippi.
Partially because it is, IMO, accurate, and also because it provides for a provocative title, Stannard sets out to draw parallels between the Holocaust of Native Americans and that of the Jewish people and other marginalized groups during WWII. The second division, encompassing the section entitled “Sex, Race and Holy War,” deals with the elements in Christianity which fed the ideology of genocide and made possible this horrifying history.
The Pequot War was followed shortly thereafter by King Philip’s War inin which thousands of Indians were killed, their crops and villages burned to the ground. Stannard reveals that wherever Europeans or white Americans went, the native people were caught between imported plagues and barbarous atrocities, typically resulting in the annihilation of 95 percent of their populations.
Account Options Sign in. I had no idea that disease wiped out so much of the native American population before Jamestown was settled and the Pilgrims arrived. A far reaching codex permeated with a means of humane thinking and rationale that shall one day serve as a bedrock for ancient and enduring knowledge regarding the human condition.
American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World – David E. Stannard – Google Books
The first part of the In his Prologue, Stannard points out that ever since the Columbian land fall, there has been a prevailing blissful ignorance of the genocidal extermination of Indian peoples in America. An astute analysis of the greatest holocaust of peoples in world history – along with the conditions that have shrouded it in darkness, lies and purposely constructed illusions – in the context of brutality as a whole.
I started this as an audio book on YouTube, however the narrator was so damn slow that I stopped und read it myself.
It is an dtannard that remains dangerously alive today, he adds, and one that in recent years has surfaced in American justifications for large-scale military intervention in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
He served in the armed forces and worked in the publishing industry between and Stannard’s research on the indigenous peoples of North and South America including Hawaii  has produced the conclusion that Native Americans had undergone the “worst human holocaust the world had ever witnessed, roaring across ohlocaust continents non-stop for four centuries and consuming the lives of countless tens of millions of people.
Before the murderous Christians from Europe arrived holocauxt Americas, the North American continent was bustling with civilization with centuries of civilizational memory. Shrinking Historypublished inwas chosen by Psychology Today as one of the ‘best books of the year’.