First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 025

Date:     1528, March 30.  Santo Domingo, La Española
Theme: Authorities of La Española stressed the importance of enslaved Black labor and well-to-do colonists requested tax-free importing of slaves to avoid depopulation of the colony
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles--Archivo General de Indias, PATRONATO,172,R.35.

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