First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 070

Date: 1538, April 10. Santo Domingo, La Española
Theme: When it came to piratical attacks against La Española by vessels from Spain’s imperial enemies, the local enslaved black population was at much risk as the free Spanish or creole population of the areas under assault, since they would be treated by the attackers as chattel to be stolen or kidnapped to be exchanged for a ransom
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles--Archivo General de Indias, SANTO_DOMINGO, 49,R.9,N.59

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