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History of Aboriginal America 8 – Taking Aboriginal Lands

February 5, 2011

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11.  Were the Spanish Entitled to Take Aboriginal Lands? Why, as described in the previous unit, did Francisco de Vitoria feel compelled to uphold the indigenous people of the Americas as property owners? Because if they could not own property, then the Spanish could simply help themselves to what they wanted without resort to conscience, […]

Legends of Myself 8

February 5, 2011

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Continued from Legends of Myself 7 8.  A Prehistory of My Father Pt. 4 – Brothers at War Like Dad, and almost certainly getting there first, Uncle Jim did some kicking about in London.  Like Dad, part of his kicking about was in museums, sampling I guess some medieval chic not available in Essington.  I remember […]