Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library
The Other Slavery
ICSS member Elazar Friedman provides us his review of The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America (by Andrés Reséndez, 2016). As the LA Times remarked, “To think about the enslavement of Indians over the last 500 years can help us think about the ways in which people are enslaved today.”
Elazar writes: The received wisdom of US /Canadian scholarship on the decimation of Native Americans is as bad as the Spanish, Portuguese and later the English were the near extermination of the indigenous peoples was caused by diseases harbored by Europeans against which the indigenous peoples had no immunity.
It was no ones fault, That is a " no harm no foul" approach to colonization .
Those bourgeois scholars that give import to slavery cite pre-existing indigenous slavery but do not show how European slave traffic reconfigured this autochthonous slavery into the more pernicious mercantile capitalist slavery as does Resendez.
The talk will cover a portion of his book on the Caribbean debacle, North America, and the interwoven Mexican slavery.
I will not cover Central and South America except tangentially.
Two other books will provide background for the Resendez reprise to whit, A merican Holocaust by David E Stannard and Ward Churchill's A Little Matter of Genocide.
My goal is to demonstrate the integral relationship between the Native American slavery and Black slavery in the US.
Sun, Sept 24, 2017 – 10:30am-12:30pm
6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)
FREE - but hat will be passed for donations to ICSS
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