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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 publications editor at the Mises Institute. She edits the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, the Journal of Libertarian Studies, and The Austrian, as well as other institute publications. 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 in English from Amherst College. She is a strict Rothbardian, and her writings focus on American Indian history and property rights from that perspective.

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