Andrés Reséndez is a historian and author specializing in colonial Latin America who teaches at the University of California, Davis. He has published A Land So Strange and Changing National Identities at the Frontier. Reséndez was nominated for the National Book Award in nonfiction for The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), a landmark history — the sweeping story of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Indians across America, from the time of the conquistadors up to the early 20th century. Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet, as Andrés Reséndez illuminates in his myth-shattering The Other Slavery, it was practiced for centuries as an open secret. There was no abolitionist movement to protect the tens of thousands of natives who were kidnapped and enslaved by the conquistadors, then forced to descend into the “mouth of hell” of eighteenth-century silver mines or, later, made to serve as domestics for Mormon settlers and rich Anglos.