First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 015

Date: 1518, January 22. [Santo Domingo, La Española]
Theme: An early colonial official in La Española stressed the importance of enslaved Blacks as labor force and proposed a triangular trans-Atlantic open trade to supply them to the colony
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos, Españoles, Archivo General de Indias, PATRONATO, 174, R. 8

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