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Red Gold: Conquest of the Brazilian Indians

Hemming, John

Verlag: Macmillan, London, 1978
ISBN 10: 0333128613 / ISBN 13: 9780333128619
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Titel: Red Gold: Conquest of the Brazilian Indians

Verlag: Macmillan, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1978

Einband: Hardcover

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Hardcover. Scores and marks on dust jacket. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are worn, creased and nicked. Jacket spine is faded. Tape reinforcements on jacket spine ends and front lower edge. Sticker on jacket front flap. Hardcover spine ends and front leading corners are bumped. A few marks on page block and title page. Previous owner's name penned on front pastedown. Page 529 is dog-eared. Binding is intact, contents are clear. AM. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 431236

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Inhaltsangabe: Red Gold covers the history of the Brazilian Indians from 1500 to 1760, from the point of first contact through to their conquest by the Portuguese. The first contacts between Europeans and stone-age natives aroused mutual wonder and even admiration. The Indians appeared to the Portuguese as 'people good and of pure simplicity' and so the myth of the 'noble savage' was born. The whites seemed god-like beings whom the Indians venerated for the metal knives and axes which would help them wrest a living from the jungle. However, this uneasy friendship was not to last. The colonists revealed themselves as brutal, greed fuelled men who abused the hospitality of the Indians, using their women as concubines and their men as slaves. As if this wasn't enough. European disease and tribal vendettas - stirred by the colonists - depleted and depopulated the tribes. This terrifically comprehensive history of the impact of European settlement, details the subjugation of almost 2,500,000 people, and starts a historical trilogy of breathtaking ambition.

Rezension: "'A comprehensive and absorbing account' Economist"

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