Captivity and Redemption: Aspects of Slave Life in Early Colonial Quito and Popayán*

  title={Captivity and Redemption: Aspects of Slave Life in Early Colonial Quito and Popay{\'a}n*},
  author={Kris E. Lane},
  journal={The Americas},
  pages={225 - 246}
In mid-July 1594 a notary recorded the last wishes of an elite woman on her deathbed in Quito. Ysabel de Baeza was a native of the old Kingdom of Granada, a four-time widow, owner of some houses in Seville and a modest estancia in Ambato, a few days' ride south of Quito. She also claimed five slaves: Magdalena and her four children, Luisa, Felipe, Juan, and Antón. Doña Ysabel's real estate was to go mostly to her children and grandchildren in Quito, but the fate of the slaves was more carefully… Expand
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