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Author Stone, Erin Woodruff, author
Title Captives of conquest : slavery in the early modern Spanish Caribbean / Erin Woodruff Stone
Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2021]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  HT1071 S877 2021    IN PROCESS    30530001398700
Descript 235 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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volume cr rdacarrier
Series The Early Modern Americas
Early modern Americas
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-228) and index
Introduction. From a "structure of conjuncture" to a "shatter zone" -- Chapter 1. Migration, exchange, and conquest : slavery in the pre-contact Atlantic -- Chapter 2. Two worlds collide : the rise of the Indian slave trade -- Chapter 3. The ties that bind : religious orders and Indian caciques on Española, 1500-1534 -- Chapter 4. The search for slaves inspires New World exploration -- Chapter 5. Granjerías de indios : the business of indigenous slavery -- Chapter 6. Crossroads of slavery : the African slave trade meets the Indian slave trade -- Conclusion. The slow decline of the Indian slave trade
"Captives of Conquest is one of the first books to examine the earliest indigenous slave trade in the Spanish Caribbean. Erin Woodruff Stone shows that the indigenous population of the region did not simply collapse from disease or warfare. Rather, upwards of 250,000 people were removed through slavery, a lucrative business sustained over centuries that formed the foundation of economic, legal, and religious policies in the Spanish colonies. The enslavement of and trade in indigenous peoples was central to the processes of conquest, as the search for new sources of Indian slaves propelled much of the early Spanish exploration into Central and South America. Even as the number of African slaves grew in the Americas, enslaved Indians did not disappear. On the contrary, African and Indian slaves worked side by side, the methods and practices of both types of slavery influencing one another throughout the centuries. Together the two forms of slavery helped create the greater Spanish Caribbean, a space and economy founded upon the bondage and coerced labor of both indigenous and African peoples."-- Back cover
Erin Woodruff Stone is Associate Professor of History at the University of West Florida
Subject Slavery -- Caribbean Area -- History
Indian slaves -- Caribbean Area -- History
Spain -- Colonies -- America
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