First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 043

Date:    1519.  Santo Domingo, La Española.
Theme:  According to a settler called to testify, some enslaved blacks owned by a politically powerful master were able to literally get away with murder
Source: Archivo General de Indias, Justicia 43, Ramo 4, fos. 42v. (xlii)—44r. (xliiii), CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Dominican Colonial Documents Collection

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