The Loss of El Dorado: A Colonial History

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At the centre of this extraordinary historical narrative are two linked themes: the grinding down of the aborigines during the long rivalries of the quest for El Dorado, the mythical kingdom of gold; and, two hundred years later, the man-made horror of the new slave colony. Naipaul shows how the alchemic delusion of El Dorado drew the small island of Trinidad into the vortex of world events, making it the object of Spanish and English colonial designs and a Mecca for treasure-seekers, slave-traders, and revolutionaries. And ...

The Loss of El Dorado: A Colonial History 2010, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330522847

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The Loss of El Dorado: A Colonial History 2003, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781400030767

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