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Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies was written with the objective of informing the Spanish king about the genocide that was happening on the Island of Hispaniola De Las Casas argued that the purpose of the expeditions was primarily to convert the natives to Christianity however the Spaniards that were sent did not follow the rules that they were given and killed millions of people for their gold De Las Casas denounce that only a small portion of the gold they stole was given to the Spanish king In this account De Las Casas did his best to try to bring justice by reporting all the atrocities committed by the Spaniards This document gives a personal account of Bartolomes during the maritime expansion of Europe His account discusses the main theme of the lecture and provides a vivid explanation of what motivated the Europeans to exploreDe Las Casas changed my opinion on what was possible in the past I used to think that in the past since they did not have any rapid medium of communication it was nearly impossible to get critical views of their society Even though De Las Casas was surrounded by people with obscure motivations he stood up and criticized the dehumanization of non-Christians which still exist in some countries today and went on to support their cases in the Debate of Valladolid His critical view is what enlightened me He was definitely ahead of his timeToday one of the reason that we fight or oppose slavery genocides and unfair treatment are due to De Las Casass legacy he opposed the inhuman acts of racial exclusion or dehumanization of a race and went on to support his critical views in the Debate of Valladolid and inspired other people to do the sameRichard Hakluyt Discourse of Western Planting 1584Discourse of Western Planting by Richard Hakluyt was written to convince Queen Elizabeth I of England to support the colonization of the
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