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Author García Rodríguez, Gloria.

Title Voices of the enslaved in nineteenth-century Cuba : a documentary history / Gloria García Rodríguez ; translated by Nancy L. Westrate ; foreword by Ada Ferrer
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 220 pages)
Series Latin America in Translation/en Traducción/em Tradução
Latin America in translation/en traducción/em tradução.
Contents Slavery and its legal regulation : the slave code : royal decree and instructional circular for the indies on the education, treatment, and work regimen of slaves : May 31, 1789 -- Slaveholders and the slave code : statement from Havana's ingenio owners to the king : Havana, January 19, 1790 -- Toward a new slave code -- Slavery and family life -- The plantation social network -- Solidarity in the face of injustice -- The labor relations of Coartado slaves
Summary First published in 1996 by the Mexican publisher Centro de Investigacion Cientifica, this documentary history provides a vivid overview of African slavery in Cuba (which wasn't abolished until 1886, later than any country save Brazil) and its relationship to the plantation system of the New World. The book is comprised of two parts; the first is a rich introductory essay by the author, and the second is a collection of eighty previously unpublished primary documents from various Cuban archives that shed light on the lived experiences of Cuba's African slaves. The volume is significant in three
Notes Originally published: México : Centro de Investigacíon Científica "Ing. Jorge L Tamayo," 1996
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Slavery -- Cuba -- History -- Sources.
Slavery -- Cuba.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0807877670 (electronic bk.)
1469602660 (electronic bk.)
9780807877678 (electronic bk.)
9781469602660 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Esclavitud desde la esclavitud. English