Native American Slavery and Enslavers with Andres Resendez

Professor Resendez discusses his book, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America. Prof. Resendez discusses pre-Colonial enslavement among the native people of North America and the Caribbean. How the Spanish invasion changed native societies, altered slavery, and decimated entire populations. Also discussed is how the abolitionists movement and Civil War Amendments included and excluded Native Americans due in part to the systems of debt peonage.

Andrés Reséndez is a professor of history and author who grew up in Mexico City and currently teaches at the University of California at Davis. His specialties are early European exploration and colonization of the Americas, the U.S-Mexico border region, and the early history of the Pacific Ocean. His previous book, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016), was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award and winner of the 2017 Bancroft Prize from Columbia University. His latest book, Conquering the Pacific (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021), is about the first expedition to go from America to Asia and back, thus transforming the Pacific Ocean into a vital space of contact and exchange.