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Slave Revolts in Puerto Rico (Paperback)

Slave Revolts in Puerto Rico By Guillermo a. Baralt, Christine Ayorinde (Translator) Cover Image
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From the emergence of the first sugar plantations up until 1873, when slavery was abolished, the wealth amassed by many landowners in Puerto Rico derived mainly from the exploitation of slaves. But slavery generated its antithesis: disobedience, conspiracies, uprisings, and flight. Slave Revolts in Puerto Rico is a richly documented volume dealing with these expressions of collective resistance. The image of the docile and submissive slave presented by the prevailing historiography until very recently is no longer valid. Documents uncovered by Guillermo A. Baralt provide evidence of over forty uprising attempts, as detailed in this fascinating book.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781558764637
ISBN-10: 1558764631
Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers
Publication Date: December 17th, 2014
Pages: 192
Language: English