Harvest Of Empire Summary

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As the world grew and civilizations rose, there were those who used brute force, manipulation, and raping of cultures to gain money, power, and complete control of what they so desired. First starting off with the spanish capture of mexico and then the complete takeover of the Native Americans by the new American settlers. The book that will be used to help explain everything will be Juan Gonzalez revised edition of Harvest of Empire:A History of Latinos in America.
When the world was young many powerful countries looked over their sea in search for new lands and treasures. Yet only few powerful countries managed to find what they set out for. Spain was one of those countries, with the voyage sent out by the crown. After all the hard work of
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In the Codex of Florentine, Juan Gonzales book uses a powerful part of it to help give understanding of the pain and suffering the MesoAmericans were facing, “ The people cried ‘we have suffered enough let us leave the city let us go live on weeds.’” (Gonzales …show more content…
(Gonzales 11). Even with this horrible actions there were those who stood against the enslavement of natives for example Fray Bartolomé de las Casas who fought for the rights of the natives. He spoke and debated with the best spanish philosophers and eventually he led to Spain 's adoption of the “new laws” in 1542 which helped in making Amerindians free and equal subjects of the spanish crown. Sadly the rich landowners did not listen and kept the natives as slaves

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