First Edition[Americana] [Abolition & Slavery]. Helps, Arthur. The Conquerors Of The New World And Their Bondsmen, Being A Narrative Of The Principal Events Which Led To Negro Slavery In The West Indies And America. London: William Pickering, 1848. Vol. 1 of 2. First edition. 264 pages. 8" x 5" inches. Rebound in later brown cloth boards. An important early anti-colonialist history of the making of America. The author undertook research on the Spanish colonization of the West Indies and the Americas at the Historical Academy at Madrid, where the author had access to unpublished Spanish records. He would later go on to publish on the essential link between the slave trade and Spanish colonialism. This volume provides a history of the Spanish colony of Hispaniola, describing how the Spanish colonizers conquered and dispossessed the Native Caribbeans, and details their ensuing treatment of them, as well as African slaves. Helps also writes on Native uprisings against colonial oppression. This set is a well researched history of Spanish and Portuguese imperialism and its effects in the Americas, unique in that it was written in a time where there was little knowledge and open dissent against colonial abuses and exploitation. In very good condition overall.