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Miedo, rumor y rebelión: la conspiración esclava de 1693 en Cartagena de Indias.

Author(s): Sandra Beatriz Sánchez López.

Journal: Historia Crítica
ISSN 0121-1617

Issue: 31;
Start page: 77;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Cartagena de Indias | runaway slaves (maroons) | conspiracy | maroon communities | rebellion | slave resistance.

This paper examines the reality of slave resistance, particularly rebellion, through a study of the oppressors’ fear and the dominant discourse, focusing on the effects of the rumor of a slave conspiracy in 1693. The article also explores the conditions that could have helped slaves, runaway slaves and even free-blacks to struggle against colonial oppression. Ultimately, it attempts to demonstrate how the events surrounding the conspiracy are proof that the colonial society recognized the capability of blacks to resist and transgress the established order.

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