The Spirit of Colorado Lecture Series Supported by InnovAge
The Other Slavery
Monday, January 20, 2020 | 1:00PM — 2:00PM
Andrés Reséndez, history professor and author of The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, examines the bondage of Native Americans—a system as degrading and vast as African slavery. Between 2.5 and 5 million Native Americans may have been enslaved throughout the hemisphere in the centuries between the arrival of Columbus and the 20th century. Reséndez builds the case that mass slavery—more than epidemics—decimated Indigenous populations. Through riveting new evidence, including first-person testimonies of captives, courageous priests, and rapacious merchants, Reséndez reveals a key missing piece of American history. Q&A follows.