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Rereading the Black LegendThe Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires$
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Margaret R. Greer, Walter D. Mignolo, and Maureen Quilligan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226307213

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.001.0001

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Rereading Theodore De Bry's Black Legend

Rereading Theodore De Bry's Black Legend

(p.225) Chapter Twelve Rereading Theodore De Bry's Black Legend
Rereading the Black Legend

Patricia Gravatt

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines Dutchman Theodore de Bry's work titled America which became a major purveyor of images of the New World for Europeans. It explains that Bry's book is generally assumed to be a major source of the Black Legend because it offered visual proof that Spain had profoundly abrogated its human responsibilities in the conquest of the Americas. This chapter also mentions that many critics of the twentieth century believed that American was a Protestant propaganda.

Keywords:   America, Theodore de Bry, New World, Black Legend, Spain, human responsibilities, Protestant propaganda

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