Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain (Durham: Duke University Press, 2015)

Typically when people think about Native Americans, they think about them within the Americas. Accordingly, a book titled Global Indios would typically be an intellectual history; a history about how the term Indio became globalized. But van Deusen is actually telling a story about Native Americans as they lived and worked on the Iberian peninsula. After all, Columbus had shipped Native Americans back as early as 1493 to serve as slaves and servants in the royal home.¬†Why wouldn’t they leave a paper trail for historians?

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