AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum
Slavery and Abolition Argentina & Costa Rica
Hello Slavery Researchers:
Recent virtual web exhibitions and TV shows present a wider and often new description of slavery in the Americas. "New" research is "Old" news to historians who have focused on the African American Diaspora in the Caribbean and Latin America. They can easily link the region's slave history to North America while their US counterparts' research seems to begin and end in Colonial and Antebellum mainland America.
Many of us might be surprised to learn that our Upper South ancestors may have had origins in the Caribbean and South America. The inbound slave manifests found on Afrigeneas and Midlo Hall's database attest to this historical fact. If there’s no connection to your ancestors, the following will be of interest to serious slavery researchers.
I'm enclosing a link to Holyoke College's presentation on slavery in Argentina and Costa Rica. Although the webpage touches on many areas of interest within the Afrigeneas Forums, its core focus of slavery is best viewed here.
The article based on primary research, discusses the history of slavery, denial of slave ancestors, and how people of color were absorbed into the populations of Argentina and Costa Rica.
K Wyer Lane
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