Stolen Continents (book review) Ronald Wright

500 Years of Conquest and Resistance in the Americas


261017: this book alternates between inspiring anger and mourning. there is not much i did not know, in general terms, of the contact, cultural genocide, invasion of the European forces. this is more details, more exploration of five major people of the Americas, Inka, Aztec, Cherokee, Maya, Iroquois, and how their worlds collapsed, mainly by old world diseases, by advanced weaponry, by deceit, by cultural and political differences. this is one of those books to document how the arrival of Columbus was not 'discovery' but the beginnings of the ends of many people already there. perhaps to some introductory, this book is easy to read in text, hard to read in story...

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