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Sugar, Slavery, and Freedom in Nineteenth-century Puerto Rico (Electronic book text)
Sugar, Slavery, and Freedom in Nineteenth-century Puerto Rico (Electronic book text): Luis A. Figueroa
Sugar, Slavery, and Freedom in Nineteenth-century Puerto Rico (Electronic book text): Luis A. Figueroa

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Sugar, Slavery, and Freedom in Nineteenth-century Puerto Rico (Electronic book text)

Luis A. Figueroa

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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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Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2006
Authors: Luis A. Figueroa
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 978-0-8078-7683-1
Barcode: 9780807876831
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Consumer issues
LSN: 0-8078-7683-6

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