Rivers of Gold, Lives of Bondage

Rivers of Gold, Lives of Bondage

In this pioneering study of slavery in colonial Ecuador and southern Colombia--Spain's Kingdom of Quito--Sherwin Bryant argues that the most fundamental dimension of slavery was governance and the extension of imperial power. Bryant shows that enslaved black captives were foundational to sixteenth-century royal claims on the Americas and elemental to the process of Spanish colonization. Following enslaved Africans from their arrival at the Caribbean port of Cartagena… (more)

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (November 17, 2014)

Page count: 264 pages

Language: English


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