"It is what this country is founded on: erasure and silencing of the real history of this land, the genocide of indigenous people on which this state is founded on, the enslavement and genocide of black people on which this state founded on, the indentured slavery
of racialized people on which this state is founded on."
It was indentured slavery
but they didn't ask too many questions (like who are you), and if you hustled your butt the mostly European waiters would look after you.
So, the workers we spoke to said, "It's a little bit like indentured slavery
, you know what I'm saying?
The book provides firsthand insights into the encomienda system (a form of indentured slavery
); the destruction of entire peoples, cultures, and religious (a "holocaust of natives ...