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Congregate and control: the peasantry and labor coercion in Puerto Rico before the age of sugar, 1750-1820

Author(s): Francisco A. Scarano

Journal: Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
ISSN 0028-9930

Volume: 63;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 23;
Date: 1989;
Original page

Keywords: Puerto Rico | social history | slavery

Discussion of Puerto Rican rural relations in general, and on slavery in particular. The author argues that the island's claim to uniqueness among slave societies does not lie in its scant use of slave labour in the export sector, but in the delicate coexistence of two incompatible models of labour extraction.
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