Albert Russell Thompson Jr

Albert Thompson is a conflict, culture, and identity historian completing his dissertation in US history at Howard University.

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A Contested Doctrine of Discovery
A Contested Doctrine of Discovery

Recently, some evangelical churches have apologized for the Doctrine of Discovery, a contested fifteenth-century Catholic Spanish theory that Christian explorers could claim and take land previously unknown to themselves if it was ruled by non-Christians, a theory the United States Supreme Court falsely claimed was a universal aspect of international law.