Thursday, October 10, 2013

Who ever heard of Bartolomé de las Casas?

I hear you saying, "Who?"

But before Monday, when America celebrates Columbus Day (to the limited extent that this relatively minor holiday gets a celebration), you might want to read this infographic all the way through.  Try to stick it out through the long, relentless deconstruction of Chris Columbus and make it down to the part about Bartolomé de las Casas.  Now, there's an early Conquistador worth celebrating.

Happy Bartolomé Day, everyone!

Click here for the full infographic. The image at right shows only the top of it.

Want to learn more about de las Casas? Here's an entire Website devoted to his memory and his growing modern influence.