He was arrested and jailed because he was becoming too powerful and the Spanish crown considered…
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New Laws of 1542 abolished native slavery and pushes out the Valladolid debate as the first moral debate in history to discuss the rights and treatment of colonized people. Also, different humanist scholars debate the morality of the native cultures that preserved customs like human sacrifice or cannibalism. You can not simplify the complex history of the colonization of the Americas and say, naively or tortuously, it is all about Columbus planning a genocide.

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