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Author Lohse, Russell, 1968-

Title Africans into Creoles : slavery, ethnicity, and identity in colonial Costa Rica / Russell Lohse.

Publication Info. Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Diálogos series
Diálogos (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Unlike most books on slavery in the Americas, this social history of Africans and their enslaved descendants in colonial Costa Rica recounts the journey of specific people from West Africa to the New World. Tracing the experiences of Africans on two Danish slave ships that arrived in Costa Rica in 1710, the Christianus Quintus and Fredericus Quartus, the author examines slavery in Costa Rica from 1600 to 1750. Lohse looks at the ethnic origins of the Africans and narrates their capture and transport to the coast, their embarkation and passage, and finally their acculturation to slavery and their lives as slaves in Costa Rica. Following the experiences of girls and boys, women and men, he shows how the conditions of slavery in a unique local setting determined the constraints that slaves faced and how they responded to their condition"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents A "Guinea Voyage" Gone Wrong : From Africa to Costa Rica, 1708-1710 -- Stolen from Their Countries : The Origins of Africans in Costa Rica -- Middle Passages : The Slave Trade to Costa Rica -- Becoming Slaves in Costa Rica -- Work and the Shaping of Slave Life -- Slave Resistance -- More than Slaves : Family and Freedom -- Conclusions -- Epilogue -- Glossary -- Appendix One: Some Fugitive Slaves of Costa Rican Masters, 1612-1746 -- Appendix Two: Slave Marriages, 1670-1750.
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Subject Slavery -- Costa Rica -- History.
Plantation life -- Costa Rica -- History.
Slaves -- Costa Rica -- History.
Slaves -- Costa Rica -- Social conditions.
Black people -- Costa Rica -- History.
Africans -- Costa Rica -- History.
Creoles -- Costa Rica -- History.
Ethnicity -- Costa Rica -- History.
Costa Rica -- Race relations -- History.
Costa Rica -- History -- To 1821.
Chronological Term To 1821
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Lohse, Russell, 1968- Africans into Creoles 9780826354976 (DLC) 2014001281 (OCoLC)877851156
ISBN 9780826354983 (electronic bk.)
082635498X (electronic bk.)
1306981026 (ebk)
9781306981026 (ebk)