Bartolomé de Las Casas Writing Styles in A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

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The book was written by De Las Casas as a personal account of the numerous abuses that occurred in the New World toward the natives by the Spaniards. He was a friar who was sent to the New World to help with the conversion of the natives to Christianity. His main goal was to save as many of the people as possible from eternal damnation and to get them to proclaim allegiance to the Spanish Crown. This would spread the word of the Lord and establish it in the New World, something that was both backed by the Spanish Crown and part of Divine Law. He is compassionate and is a strong advocate for the rights of the natives. He is strongly against the Spanish commanders announcing several times that all the Spanish commanders and soldiers will be damned to hell for their actions against the innocent people...

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