Slavery in California

  title={Slavery in California},
  author={Delilah L. Beasley},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={33 - 44}
Slavery in California prior to the Mexican War was slavery in the Spanish possessions. The Spaniards began with the enslavement of Indians and later at the advice of De las Casas changed to that of Negroes.' This system was first used in the West Indies and later extended to other colonies. It is said that about the year 1537, Cortes fitted out at the port of Tehuantepec, several small vessels, provided with everything required for planting a colony and sailed north to the head of the Gulf of… Expand
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