The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America
From Jeff Layne
Faculty, History Department
University of California, Davis
Dr. Andres Resendez discusses his book, “The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America.” He starts by pointing out there are far fewer studies about the enslavement of Indians in the Western Hemisphere by Europeans than there are about the enslavement of Africans. By Dr. Resendez’s estimate, from 2.5 to 5 million Indians were enslaved in the Western Hemisphere from 1492-1900. This began during Christopher Columbus’ second voyage, from which he brought Caribbean indigenous people to Europe to become slaves. The majority of these slaves were women and children. Dr. Resendez’s book received the 2017 Bancroft prize and was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award.
Recorded: October 19, 2017