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Pre-Columbian America Wasn't Exactly a Paradise of Freedom

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10/18/2021Daniella Bassi

The story of the Americas as the violent “pacifying” and corralling of free indigenous peoples by white outsiders erases the long history of statism in many areas of the New World.

Original Article: "Pre-Columbian America Wasn't Exactly a Paradise of Freedom"

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Daniella Bassi is assistant editor at the Mises Institute and copyedits the Mises Wire, the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, and the Journal of Libertarian Studies. She holds master's degrees in early American history from the University of Vermont and the College of William and Mary and an undergraduate degree from Amherst College.

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