Your Call: The untold story of Native American enslavement

May 24, 2016

 

On the May 25th edition of Your Call, Professor Andrés Reséndez joins us to discuss his new book, The Other Slavery, the Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

From the days of Columbus to the beginning of the 20th Century, between 2.5 and 5 million Indigenous people were enslaved across the Americas.  While most Americans have learned about epidemics such as smallpox decimating indigenous populations, Reséndez agues slavery played a more significant role. 

Why is there little known about Native American slavery? What are the ripple effects of that legacy today? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest:

Andrés Reséndez, author of The Other Slavery, The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, and professor in the Department of History at University of California, Davis

Web Resources:

San Francisco Chronicle: ‘The Other Slavery,’ by Andrés Reséndez

NPR: Horrors Pile Up Quietly in ‘The Other Slavery’