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Cuba]. [Slavery]
Manuscript Census of Slaves in Cuba, Taken in 1853 and 1854]
[Havana, 1854. [16]pp., on folio leaves. Previously stitched. Some wear at gutter margin. Old horizontal folds. Occasional iron-gall ink burn. Evenly tanned. An outstanding manuscript that provides a detailed enumeration of slaves in Cuba in 1854, organized by region and town. The gathering of data was apparently commissioned by the "Comision de Estadistica" of the Cuban colonial government, whose letterhead appears on the first leaf of the manuscript. This first leaf provides a brief account of jurisdictions that have not supplied their data. The following seven leaves provide a region-by-region account of the number of slaves in Cuba, beginning with Havana and its neighborhoods, which apparently held 17,460 in 1854. In all, well over 100,000 slaves are accounted for in these pages. A very interesting document.
Vendeur: McBride Rare Books LLC [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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