By Russell Lohse

in contrast to so much books on slavery within the Americas, this social historical past of Africans and their enslaved descendants in colonial Costa Rica recounts the adventure of particular humans from West Africa to the recent global. Tracing the reviews of Africans on Danish slave ships that arrived in Costa Rica in 1710, the Christianus Quintus and Fredericus Quartus, the writer examines slavery in Costa Rica from 1600 to 1750. Lohse seems on the ethnic origins of the Africans and narrates their catch and delivery to the coast, their embarkation and passage, and eventually their acculturation to slavery and their lives as slaves in Costa Rica. Following the reviews of ladies and boys, men and women, he indicates how the stipulations of slavery in a different neighborhood environment decided the limitations that slaves confronted and the way they spoke back to their condition.

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Russell Lohse is an assistant professor of historical past at Pennsylvania kingdom University.

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