Sugar, Slavery, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Puerto Rico

Figueroa, Luis A.

Published by The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN 10: 0807829498 / ISBN 13: 9780807829493
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

0807829498 signs of little wear on the cover. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.14 avg rating
(7 ratings)

Synopsis: The contributions of the black population to the history and economic development of Puerto Rico have long been distorted and underplayed, Luis A. Figueroa contends. Focusing on the southeastern coastal region of Guayama, one of Puerto Rico's three leading centers of sugarcane agriculture, Figueroa examines the transition from slavery and slave labor to freedom and free labor after the 1873 abolition of slavery in colonial Puerto Rico. He corrects misconceptions about how ex-slaves went about building their lives and livelihoods after emancipation and debunks standing myths about race relations in Puerto Rico.

Historians have assumed that after emancipation in Puerto Rico, as in other parts of the Caribbean and the U.S. South, former slaves acquired some land of their own and became subsistence farmers. Figueroa finds that in Puerto Rico, however, this was not an option because both capital and land available for sale to the Afro-Puerto Rican population were scarce. Paying particular attention to class, gender, and race, his account of how these libertos joined the labor market profoundly revises our understanding of the emancipation process and the evolution of the working class in Puerto Rico.

Book Description: "The reconstruction of the process of emancipation and its aftermath presented in this book simply has no parallel with anything ever published about Puerto Rico in either English or Spanish. It is a landmark work in the scholarship of the Caribbean. The questions Figueroa asks violate a number of taboos existing in Puerto Rican culture about a supposed heritage of racial democracy. The answers provided debunk--permanently, I believe--standing myths about race relations in Puerto Rico."--Cesar J. Ayala, University of California, Los Angeles

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Sugar, Slavery, and Freedom in ...
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Figueroa, Luis A.
Published by University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC (2005)
ISBN 10: 0807829498 ISBN 13: 9780807829493
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Willis Monie-Books, ABAA
(Cooperstown, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Printing. 9.21 X 6.06 X 0.94 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 276067

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 22.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Figueroa, Luis A.
Published by The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN 10: 0807829498 ISBN 13: 9780807829493
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of North Carolina Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0807829498 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN6.0474182

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 56.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Figueroa, Luis A.
Published by The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN 10: 0807829498 ISBN 13: 9780807829493
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of North Carolina Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0807829498 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0474182

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Figueroa, Luis A.
Published by The University of North Caroli (2005)
ISBN 10: 0807829498 ISBN 13: 9780807829493
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of North Caroli, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020807829498

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 65.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Figueroa, Luis A.
Published by The University of North Caroli (2005)
ISBN 10: 0807829498 ISBN 13: 9780807829493
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of North Caroli, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Bookseller Inventory # P010807829498

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 70.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Figueroa, Luis A.
Published by The University of North Caroli (2005)
ISBN 10: 0807829498 ISBN 13: 9780807829493
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of North Caroli, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110807829498

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 77.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Luis A. Figueroa
Published by The University of North Carolina Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0807829498 ISBN 13: 9780807829493
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of North Carolina Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st edition,. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! 7F. Bookseller Inventory # 0807829498

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 128.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Figueroa, Luis A.
Published by The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN 10: 0807829498 ISBN 13: 9780807829493
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of North Carolina Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0807829498 Remainder mark. Bookseller Inventory # Z0807829498Z1

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 172.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Figueroa, Luis A.
Published by The University of North Carolina Press 2005-11-21 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0807829498 ISBN 13: 9780807829493
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 6
Seller
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of North Carolina Press 2005-11-21, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st edition,. 0807829498. Bookseller Inventory # Z0807829498ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 202.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Figueroa, Luis A.
Published by The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN 10: 0807829498 ISBN 13: 9780807829493
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of North Carolina Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0807829498. Bookseller Inventory # Z0807829498ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 202.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 5 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book