Series Editor’s Preface.
1 The Era of Columbus and the “Discoverers”.
Conquest of La Española.
2 Justice for All.
Discovering his calling.
Father Montesinos’ sermon.
Las Casas goes to Cuba.
3 Social Experiments: The Hieronymite Mission and the Universal Protector of All the Indians.
4 The Era of the Conquests of Mexico and Peru, 1520s–1540s.
Seville, autumn, 1520.
The conquest of Mexico.
5 The New Laws of 1542 and Bishop of Chiapa.
Laying the groundwork.
Bishop of Chiapa.
6 “All Mankind is One”: On the Nature of Humans, Servitude, and Slavery.
Bartolomé de las Casas and the African slave trade.
“Beside my students, I would recommend this book to anyone with a desire to understand better what is one of the most compelling periods in history.” (The Journal of Latin American Studies, 1 April 2013)"Clayton (Univ. of Alabama) has written an excellent, concise survey of the life and work of Bartolome de las Casas, the Dominican friar who advocated fiercely on behalf of indigenous Americans during the 16th-century Spanish conquest of the America. . .Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above." (Choice, 1 October 2011)