Contraband Trade and the Shaping of Colonial Societies in Curaçao and Tierra Firme

@article{Rupert2006ContrabandTA,
  title={Contraband Trade and the Shaping of Colonial Societies in Curaçao and Tierra Firme},
  author={Linda M. Rupert},
  journal={Itinerario},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={35-54}
}
  • Linda M. Rupert
  • Published 2006
  • History
  • Itinerario
  • In 1729, an enslaved woman named Juana Isabel Curazao fled the island of Curacao, a small Dutch entrepot in the southern Caribbean, and made her way across calm waters to the northern coast of the nearby Spanish American mainland (present-day Venezuela), just forty miles down-current and downwind. After ostensibly converting to Catholicism Juana Isabel obtained her freedom and acquired a small plot of land in Curiepe, a town of free blacks which the Spanish had founded in 1721 to protect the… CONTINUE READING
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