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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Let me remind you this issues such as health care, land and treaty rights, about U. Army’s massacre of Sioux Indians from the first Spanish assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the In his Prologue, Stannard points out that ever since the Columbian land fall, americann has been a prevailing blissful ignorance of the genocidal extermination of Indian peoples in America.

American Holocaust

Account Options Sign in. Army’s massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the s–the indigenous inhabitants of North and South America endured an unending firestorm of violence. During that time the My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Oxford University Press Amazon. The Conquest of the New World. For four hundred years–from the first Spanish assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the s to the U. During that stannnard the native population of the Western Hemisphere declined by as many as million people.

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American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World by David E. Stannard

Stannard argues in this stunning new book, the European and white American destruction of the native peoples of the Americas was the most massive act of genocide in the history of the world. Stannard begins with a portrait of the enormous richness and diversity of life in the Americas prior to Columbus’s fateful voyage in Stannard reveals that wherever Europeans or white Americans went, the native people were caught between imported plagues and barbarous atrocities, typically resulting in the aerican of 95 percent of their populations.

What kind of people, he asks, do such horrendous things to others?

His highly provocative answer: Digging deeply into ancient European and Christian attitudes toward sex, race, and war, he finds the cultural ground well prepared by the end of the Middle Ages for the centuries-long genocide campaign that Europeans and their descendants launched–and in places continue to wage–against the New World’s original inhabitants. Advancing a thesis that is sure to create much controversy, Stannard contends that the perpetrators of the American Holocaust drew on the same ideological wellspring as did the later architects of the Nazi Holocaust.


It is an ideology 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.

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At once sweeping in scope and meticulously detailed, American Holocaust is a work of impassioned scholarship that is certain to ignite intense historical and moral debate. Selected pages Title Page.

On Racism and Genocide. Other editions – View all American Holocaust: Stannard Limited preview – The Mismeasure of Desire: Thomas Limited preview – His previous books include Death in America, Shrinking History: