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Uncovering the other slavery: A history of Indian enslavement in America.


This is not something Europeans had invented, it existed for millennia in the New World, but with the arrival of Europeans, these pre-existing forms of bondage became commodified, expanded in unexpected ways and became what we now recognize as forms of human trafficking and enslavement today.

Historian Andrés Reséndez examines the long history of Indian enslavement in the Americas - from the legal and economic mechanics that distinguished it from African slavery, to evidence that the practice was responsible for massive indigenous population collapse across the Caribbean - and explains how this "other slavery" continued well past the Thirteenth Amendment, and continues today in forms of coerced labor and human trafficking across the globe.

Andrés is author of The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America from Houghton Mifflin.

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Andrés Reséndez

Andrés Reséndez is an author and Professor of History at University of California Davis.


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