Transition Magazine

2011 Feb 24

Transition Magazine Presents - "Cape Verde" Reception and Reading

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Du Bois Institute, 104 Mount Auburn Street, 2R, Cambridge, MA
Transition Magazine Presents - "Cape Verde" Reception and Reading

Using Cuba as a case study, this paper seeks to probe a basic question: what did colonial officials, legal intermediaries, slaveowners and slaves mean when they referred to the "law"? Which statutes, regulations, precepts, principles and customs informed the legal reasoning of colonial justices and subjects in Spanish America in matters concerning slaves and slavery? How did those principles, customs, and precepts inform the strategies of slaves? And how did slaves' initiatives shape, in turn, the very customs and...

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