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Spain: its Latin American Possessions, and slavery (Part Three)

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Culvert,Edward R. (Author)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Apr 16-Apr 22, 2009
Laurelton, NY
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
History, Blacks, Slavery, Latin America, Spain, South America
One way the Spanish used to make money like the British in New York was to rent slaves which was called Half Slavery to Freedom. In New York, the master would allow the slave to be free as long as the slave paid a yearly fee to the master. In the Spanish possessions, a slave master would rent his slaves to people who had need of their labor. This means the master did not have to be accountable, or responsible for the upkeep of the slave or the actions of the slave. Either way it was dehumanizing for the slave.