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Slavery Contract, Fifty Two Creole and African Slaves - Cuba 1870
Good. 1870. Manuscript. Manuscript with black ink, green "50 cs" revenue stamp near top edge and blind embossed crest of Spain in top left corner. Content is in Spanish. There is a closed 5" tear from top right corner, affects some content. Chipping to right edge. Heavy toning to manuscript. This manuscript documents the sale of 52 Creole and African slaves, mostly children between the ages of 2 and 13, and adults ages 20 to 30. All slaves that were sold are listed with first name and age. They were sold by Don Pedro Catasus for 23,000 pesos in 1870. Although Spain formally ended African slave trade to Cuba in the 1820s, Cuba remained one of the most common destinations for slave ships through the 1860s. Chinese slave ships continued to arrive into the 1870's. Slavery itself was not abolished in Cuba until 1886.; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1 pp .
      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
Last Found On: 2017-09-23           Check availability:      Biblio    

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