A Black African man sold as a slave by French smugglers visiting La Española’s northern coast in 1594 claimed a right to freedom based on his African social status of nobility

Title

A Black African man sold as a slave by French smugglers visiting La Española’s northern coast in 1594 claimed a right to freedom based on his African social status of nobility

Subject

Early colonial Santo Domingo

Description

Manuscript

Source

España. Ministerio de Cultura, Archivo General de Indias|CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
España. Ministerio de Cultura, Archivo General de Indias

Date

1594
1594

Rights

Ministerio de Cultura, Educación y Deporte, Spain

Format

Hand-written manuscript on paper

Identifier

DSI0147

Coverage

16th Century
Seville

Files

22194255-Panel-24.jpg

Collection

Citation

“A Black African man sold as a slave by French smugglers visiting La Española’s northern coast in 1594 claimed a right to freedom based on his African social status of nobility,” Dominican Studies Institute, accessed January 20, 2021, http://ccnydigitalscholarship.org/dsi-blacks-in-america/items/show/147.