The Resource Sugar, slavery, & freedom in nineteenth-century Puerto Rico, Luis A. Figueroa, (ebook)

Sugar, slavery, & freedom in nineteenth-century Puerto Rico, Luis A. Figueroa, (ebook)

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Sugar, slavery, & freedom in nineteenth-century Puerto Rico
Title
Sugar, slavery, & freedom in nineteenth-century Puerto Rico
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Luis A. Figueroa
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Sugar, slavery, and freedom in nineteenth-century Puerto Rico
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eng
Summary
The contributions of the black population to the history and economic development of Puerto Rico have long been distorted and underplayed, Luis A. Figueroa contends. Focusing on the southeastern coastal region of Guayama, one of Puerto Rico's three leading centers of sugarcane agriculture, Figueroa examines the transition from slavery and slave labor to freedom and free labor after the 1873 abolition of slavery in colonial Puerto Rico. He corrects misconceptions about how ex-slaves went about building their lives and livelihoods after emancipation and debunks standing myths about race relations in Puerto Rico. Historians have assumed that after emancipation in Puerto Rico, as in other parts of the Caribbean and the U.S. South, former slaves acquired some land of their own and became subsistence farmers. Figueroa finds that in Puerto Rico, however, this was not an option because both capital and land available for sale to the Afro-Puerto Rican population were scarce. Paying particular attention to class, gender, and race, his account of how these libertos joined the labor market profoundly revises our understanding of the emancipation process and the evolution of the working class in Puerto Rico
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Midwest
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Figueroa, Luis A.
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306.3/62/0972958
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non fiction
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  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Freedmen
  • Labor supply
  • Plantation workers
  • Sugarcane industry
  • Electronic books
  • Puerto Rico
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adult
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Sugar, slavery, & freedom in nineteenth-century Puerto Rico, Luis A. Figueroa, (ebook)
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9780807876831
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11720151
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11720151
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MWT11720151
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Sugar, slavery, & freedom in nineteenth-century Puerto Rico, Luis A. Figueroa, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807876831
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11720151
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11720151
System control number
MWT11720151
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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