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Las Casas
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The Tears of the Indians: Being an historical and true account of the cruel massacres and slaughters of above twenty millions of innocent people; committed by the Spaniards...

London: J.C. for Nath. Brooke, 1656.

This 1656 English edition of Las Casas, translated by Oliver Cromwell's nephew, was intended, in part, to justify the British conquest of Spanish Jamaica.

Engraving from this edition Las Casas

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