A New Look at the African Slave Trade in Puerto Rico Through the Use of Parish Registers: 1660–1815

  title={A New Look at the African Slave Trade in Puerto Rico Through the Use of Parish Registers: 1660–1815},
  author={David M. Stark},
  journal={Slavery \& Abolition},
  pages={491 - 520}
  • D. Stark
  • Published 25 November 2009
  • History, Political Science
  • Slavery & Abolition
Our knowledge of the volume of slave traffic as well as the geographic origin and ethnicity of slaves introduced into peripheral areas of the Americas, such as the former Spanish colony of Puerto Rico, is limited. Information contained in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century parish baptismal, marriage, and death registers enables us to locate and identify Africans in a number of island communities, including San Juan. Drawing upon data culled from parish registers this study seeks to broaden our… 
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