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From 19th Century American historian William Prescott, both volumes of his influential account of the Conquistadors. One of the issues with this time period is the lack of primary resources - those of the Native Americans are lost or indecipherable while the conquistadors had priorities that made efficient record-keeping difficult. While Prescott's books are almost 170 years old, they contain a wealth of interesting material and are exciting "reads". Reviewers compare them favorably to the very best historical fiction.
USED WITH: COLONIZATION DAY 1: THE SPANISH AND THE FRENCH