First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 054

Date:     1519, September 15.  [Santo Domingo,] La Española
Theme:  A “white slave” was reportedly brought to La Española by a ship captain and bought by Audiencia judge or oidor Alonso Zuazo, according to a complaint presented during the juicio de residencia or administrative audit trial of Zuazo and other Santo Domingo’s colonial officials
Source: Archivo General de Indias, Justicia 43, Número 1, fos. lxxi (71r.) – lxxiiiio (74r.).  CUNY DSI Dominican Colonial Documents Collection  

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