Recalcitrant slave force


October 25, 1879


Recalcitrant slave force

What occurred

Spanish Colonel leader, Aurelio Aguilera, trying to address the issue of uncooperative slaves. Prior to this Spanish authorities wanted slave owners to give the slaves a wage in fear of a rebellion. At La Esperanza, a sugar estate, with war spreading more and more slaves began to become "troublesome". Ten slaves were arrested and their freedom was demanding causing retaliation. The war was ended within ten minutes but it revealed many things. One being that slavery was becoming a more and more inviable form of labor and that owners had lost authority.


Student name(s)

Maggie Peterjohn


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