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Historia de La Esclavitud Negra En Puerto RicoHistoria de La Esclavitud Negra En Puerto Rico by Luis M. Soler

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This extensive and not easy to read, but well worthwhile history of slavery in Puerto Rico, shows the importance not only of where we have been, but also what tools we have now and how to evaluate them in the light of past and present situations. The author comments that a Cooperative could have saved the small coffee producers of Puerto Rico, though not on whether that would have enabled the liberation of their enslaved workers. Yet this is a step forward in the analysis of both labour relations and the history of People of Color in the Americas.

I now also know that the family of my enslaved 5xGreat Grandfather Miles Manzilla, Sr. could even have originated in Spain itself, potentially. Our shared origins are important to know, both for understanding why enslaved workers would have defended their masters during Indian attacks, and also in deciding how to relate to our history of enslavement today. What feelings remain to be resolved on all sides?

P. 15 del pdf = P. 21 del libro
La Corona y los esclavagistas se creaban liberales y generosos, evidentemente, pero sus

esclavos no compartieron ese sentimiento!
The Crown and owners thought themselves generous, but their slaves disagreed!


P. 25=32: Ya sabîa Bartolomé de Las Casas pero no de Fray Antonio de Montesinos a favor de los

indigenes.
Dominicans vs Franciscans ??

P.33 Las Ordenanzas No Fueron Cumplidas... (The Orders of the King to protect the

Indigenous/Indian/Native Population Not Obeyed...)

but "Como si los indios fuesen africanos!" -Nice, Thanks. Now I know which part of my blood

sits higher...


P.33=P.40: At least he admitted his error before he died; Al menos se admetîa su error antes

de su muerte.

Updates online... (Courtney, Richard H., Ruth A., Michelle, Thomas and Mel will certainly like

this book, and Akshat Liked an early update...)


P.77pdf=P.86 del documento: The author thinks that a Cooperative would have saved small

producers in PR from the falling coffee prices (due to Cuban overproduction)...

P.109pdf=P.119 book: Pardos must be like me: morenos claros ?


P. 111pdf=P.119 book: Alot of English testimony from ship captains: 14 British citizens sold

into slavery by contrabandists, apparently never freed (though 7 were identified!!).


P. 126 So France had a Black Code, too? Of course, where did the southern colonies/states

(USA) get them from...


3 November, 1839: Pope Gregory XVI condemned the Slave Trade? and Baltimore, and Maryland...

In summary, there was not only lots of Mestisage, but a good bit of back-and-forthing of slaves between PR and the English and French-speaking colonies. Thus, entirely possible that Miles Manzilla, Sr's family was of Spanish colony origin.

Read, Write, Run, Teach !

ShiraDest
18 February, 12016 HE




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2011-10-27 19:11:00
"The Ghosts of Slave Pens Past!" walking tour of DC -rsvp today!
Join me, licensed DC Tour Guide Shira D. Jones, as we walk past places that recall the Dickensionan horrors of Victorian era jails, but with inmates whose only crime was being born to the wrong mother -a slave.

This unique Black History related tour of downtown DC will focus on places long forgotten, but which should never be forgotten. Dress for the weather and to walk!

Tours on a sliding scale, reply here or email for details.

RSVP early to be discounts!
Peace!

(This tour drew very little interest...)
Read, Write, Dream, Teach !

ShiraDest
23 February, 12016 HE
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2011-08-08 16:52:00
gender-diffs among Black landowners in Wash. County, 1855... Curious...
I do not have time now, but I am dying to look into why (on p. 127 of Washington at home: An illustrated history of neighborhoods in the nation's capital; second edition, 2010, JHU Press, Kathryn Schneider Smith, ed.)

4 of the 5 black landowners in what is now roughly the Brightwood neighborhood (via the 1855 Washington County assessment listing 31 landowners along the 7th St. Turnpike, opened in 1822, from Rock Creek Church Rd to the District Line

(presumably meaning to what was then Boundary Street, now FL ave., marking the border of the Federal City, aka City of Washington) Line, were women.

No time to delve, must check this wonderful book out again in a few weeks!

(still interesting, and still no time... Must remember to add this comment and book ref. to Slavery Project on WikiTree -anybody have time to take over the Project, please??)
Read, Write, Dream, Teach !

ShiraDest
23 February, 12016 HE

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