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Lewis Hanke

This article is based upon an address given by the author as one of the Lilly Endowment Lectures of the Program for Christian Culture at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana. Dr. Hanke, former Director of the Hispanic Foundation in the Library of Congress, is professor of Latin American history at Columbia University. His Spanish Struggle for Justice in the Conquest of America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1959) won the Beveridge Prize of the American Historical Association. He is also the author of Aristotle and the American Indians: A Study in Race Prejudice in the Modern World (Henry Regnery, 1959), and is now editing for Alfred A. Knopf two paperback series, Latin American Issues and Latin American Reprints.

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