Slave Revolts in Puerto Rico: Slave Conspiracies and Unrest in Puerto Rico 1795-1873

Slave Revolts in Puerto Rico: Slave Conspiracies and Unrest in Puerto Rico 1795-1873


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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 The image of the docile and submissive slave presented by the prevailing historiography until very recently is no longer valid.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.

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ISBN-13: 9781558764637
Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/17/2014
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 116,119
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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Karen Juanita Carrillo

When Guillermo A. Baralt published the original Spanish language version of his Slave Revolts in Puerto Rico: Conspiracies and Uprisings, 1795-1873, there was a strong reaction to its contents.

Puerto Ricans of whatever skin color will invariably insist that they are from a culture where there is traditionally little racism. Baralt revealed a radically different story.

Slave Revolts in Puerto Rico demonstrates that slavery was no less brutal in Puerto Rico, and Black Puerto Ricans were no less complacent about being denied their liberty.

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