Claudia Varella is adjunct professor in the Department of Education at the International University of La Rioja.
Coartación in Nineteenth-Century Cuba
This volume is the first systematic study of coartación, a process by which slaves worked toward purchasing their freedom in installments. Focusing on Cuba, this book reveals that instead of providing a “path to manumission,” the process was often rife with obstacles that blocked slaves from achieving liberty.
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