When he arrived on Hispaniola in 1508, Las Casas says,"there were 60,000 people living on this island, including the Indians; so that from 1494 to 1508, over three million people had perished from war, slavery, and the mines. Who in future generations will believe this? I myself writing it as a knowledgeable eyewitness can hardly believe it..."
A People's History of the United States. Howard Zinn