Las Casas-Sepulveda Debate

We read in class about a debate between Batholome de las Casas and another priest, Gines de Sepulveda about the treatment of Native Americans in the Americas.  There was some curiosity about who won the debate and what the result was.  I am posting two links about the debate.  The first is to Wikipedia which is pretty straightforward.  The second is a bit more difficult to read but more informative and very interesting.

 

To give you the quick summary about  who won…it’s complicated.  Each Priest claims victory but it is unclear who won.  The treatment of the Native Americans never really gets better because of the debates but does raise awareness.  Check it out.

Also, check out the previous post about the “Last Lecture” I just watched it again and it is pretty awesome.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valladolid_debate

http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~epf/2001/hernandez.html

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