By Russell Lohse

not like such a lot 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 hot international. Tracing the reports 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 appears on the ethnic origins of the Africans and narrates their trap and delivery to the coast, their embarkation and passage, and at last their acculturation to slavery and their lives as slaves in Costa Rica. Following the stories of ladies and boys, men and women, he indicates how the stipulations of slavery in a distinct neighborhood environment made up our minds the restrictions that slaves confronted and the way they replied to their condition.

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

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