Sugar and slaves: The Augsburg Welser as conquerors of America and colonial foundational myths

@article{Roth2017SugarAS,
  title={Sugar and slaves: The Augsburg Welser as conquerors of America and colonial foundational myths},
  author={Julia Roth},
  journal={Atlantic Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={14},
  pages={436 - 456}
}
ABSTRACT In her 1883 collection of biographies of the most famous conquistadores of the Americas, Colombian writer Soledad Acosta de Samper noticeably included two German representatives of the Augsburg-based Welser trading company. Her depictions demonstrate that German finance and investment has been constitutive for the early colonial endeavor in the Americas of which the enslavement of Amerindians and the trade in enslaved Africans formed an integral part from the outset. This essay pursues… Expand
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