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Slavery -- Caribbean Area -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Caribbean collection

Call Number: MS 1780
Overview: A collection of correspondence; government documents, including legal cases, reports, decrees and proclamations; church documents; published illustrated materials; and writings from the Caribbean islands (Cuba, Jamaica, Santo Domingo, Barbados, and the Virgin Islands) on civil, military, religious, economic and social topics.
Dates: 1500-1935

Cuban slavery collection

Call Number: MS 2116
Scope and Contents: Official documents pertaining to slavery in Cuba, mostly from Matanzas, Cuba. Documents include death certificates for enslaved people, petitions for freedom from slavery, documentation of disputes, prisoner correspondence, and arrest warrants. Some death certificates specify the cause of death, the plantation or enslaver, and the enslaved person's origin in Africa.
Dates: 1848-1889