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What is this?Edit

This picture 5 women with a rope walking with it in there hand and there shoulder. There is a trees and a house in the back.

What do we know about it?Edit

This picture shows how the Puerto Rican slaves were treated before slavery was abolished. In the article it says how slaves were branded on the forehead to let other people know that they were brought legally and they wouldn't kidnapped them.Spaniards took advantage of the tainos and enslaved them; forcing them to work in the mines and constroct the forts.

According to the wikipedia article "History of The Dominican Republc" states that in 1510 the first sizable shipmen, consisting of 250 Black Ladions, arrived to Hispaniola from spain.

According to wikipedia, Tainos later on died because of the cruel treatment and the small pox epidemic. Others commited suicide or left the island.The first free black man was Juan Garrido. He arrived in 1509. In 1664 spanish officials offered freedom to African people.In the 19th century there were more white people in Puerto Rico then any other. On Mach 22,1873 slavery was abolished in puerto rico.

This picture fits into the Triangular Trade because it shows the slaves link together and moving one by one right after each other. In this artical Slaves are being transported from Africa to Puerto Rico. According to the historians in this artical (African Immigration To Puerto Rico) Juan Garrido was the first black man to set foot on the island in 1509.

Why should a high school student study this object?Edit

A high schhool student should care about this because it's very important and this picture gives you a strong point a view what slaves when through. I think you should care about this and feel that it's wrong.I feel that no one sould be slaves for anyone, I don't understand why you would like to see people being totured.


Slave Coffle, 19th cent.

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