First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 056

Date:    1518, January 26. Santo Domingo, La Española
Theme: In a letter to the Crown, La Española’s oidor and governor Alonso Zuazo criticized the fears about potential rebellions by enslaved Blacks, boasting of how his harsh style of ruling, with severe punishments, had reportedly stopped the stealing and the running away by Blacks in this Spanish colony
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles, Archivo General de Indias, PATRONATO, 174, R. 8,F.50R,52R-52V,55V.

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