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Wage-Earning Slaves: Coartación in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

Claudia Varella and Manuel Barcia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781683401650
eISBN:
9781683402329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401650.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Wage-Earning Slaves is the first systematic study of coartación, a process by which slaves worked toward purchasing their freedom in installments, long recognized as a distinctive feature of certain ... More


Freeing Oneself: The Meaning and Practice of Coartación

Claudia Varella and Manuel Barcia

in Wage-Earning Slaves: Coartación in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781683401650
eISBN:
9781683402329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401650.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In the nineteenth century, coartación had taken a legal leap from being an option requiring the master’s consent to being a demand slaves could make on their masters. Paradoxically, this qualitative ... More


An Institution for the Advancement of Slaves into Freedmen?: Understanding Cuban Laws about Coartación

Claudia Varella and Manuel Barcia

in Wage-Earning Slaves: Coartación in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781683401650
eISBN:
9781683402329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401650.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The main objective of hired slaves was to have their price of coartación set at a low amount. The higher the price of coartación, the more money they would have to turn over to their owners, although ... More


“Roaming Coartados”: Strengthening the Rural Slave Sector

Claudia Varella and Manuel Barcia

in Wage-Earning Slaves: Coartación in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781683401650
eISBN:
9781683402329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401650.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Sugar cane plantations began to incorporate coartados in the mid-nineteenth century. This chapter examines the shift of labor from city to country. While many coartados did everything in their power ... More


The Hidden Face of Urban Slavery: A Look at the Coartados Rental Market

Claudia Varella and Manuel Barcia

in Wage-Earning Slaves: Coartación in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781683401650
eISBN:
9781683402329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401650.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Understanding the urban rental market is crucial if we are to grasp the multiple ways in which coartados were forced to react to new, damaging scenarios. As new changes to the urban rental market ... More


Slaves and Labor Pools: The Combination of Slavery and Work for Hire

Claudia Varella and Manuel Barcia

in Wage-Earning Slaves: Coartación in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781683401650
eISBN:
9781683402329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401650.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

When slaves were seized, complications often arose between those claiming ownership over them. Dire as their situation was, things took a turn for the worse when coartados entered the depósitos, ... More


The Promised Freedom: Patronage and the Final Years of Coartación

Claudia Varella and Manuel Barcia

in Wage-Earning Slaves: Coartación in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781683401650
eISBN:
9781683402329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401650.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

An essential aspect of the process of abolishing slavery in Cuba was the need for the state to impose its will on the private master-slave sphere. There were other abolitionist projects too, based on ... More


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