African and Afro-Indian Rebel Leaders in Latin America: Con Tanta Arrogancia

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Omar H. Ali, Professor & Dean, Lloyd International Honors College (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: On Christmas Day in the year 1521, and half a world away from home, a group of enslaved West African Muslim warriors led a slave revolt on the island of Hispaniola, a distant island across a vast ocean. The Wolof slaves had little chance of success, facing the long steel swords, lances, and guns of their Spanish captors. Their valiant, albeit desperate, revolt was quickly put down. Nevertheless, they unsettled their Iberian captors, whose quest for power and wealth stoked the res of war on both sides of the Atlantic.

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ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America
Language: English
Date: 2018
Latin America, transatlantic slave trade, Spanish colonialism, slave rebellion

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