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Bartolome De Las Casas Book Report

Satisfactory Essays
Tina Alvarado
SPA 222-A5
3/13/17
WAC 3: Bartolome de las Casas

Bartolome de las Casas was a well-known missionary, theologian, historian, and bishop of Chiapas in Guatemala. In the year 1502, he set out on a voyage towards the Western Hemisphere to help manage Columbus father’s land. During the domination of Cuba, he worked as a chaplain to the invaders that were taken. Las Casas fought against slavery under the food-for-work economic system. Around 1552 he published a book, Brief Relation of the Destruction of the Indies in Seville. Most of Las Casas life was spent petitioning and writing to the government in Spain about ending slavery of the Indians on Spanish estates. His many contributions played a major role in giving a better life
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