Irene Silverblatt's Argument Analysis

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Quotation: “It was the modern word’s signature to etch economic dominance and political supremacy into a radical cultural design. It was also its signature to hide the social relations that were brewing supremacy and conflict behind a semblance of “race things.” (Silverblatt, 3)
Argument: Here, Irene Silverblatt is arguing that, like all colonial powers, the Inquisition of Peru racialized certain groups, in this case the Native Americans. She argues that the foundation of colonial empire is racial segregation where the people who are conquered were treated as inferior human beings. They purposely created unequal groups where the Africans and their descendant were reserved for slavery and had to give up their way of life. The political and
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