Alex Borucki

Alex Borucki
University of California, Irvine | UCI · Department of History

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The slave trade within the Americas, after the initial disembarkation of African captives in the New World, has received scant attention from historians, especially before the abolition of the transatlantic traffic. This article examines such intra-American trafficking as an introduction to the digital project Final Passages: The Intra-American Sla...
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Africana, Slavery, and Diaspora Studies - Africans into Creoles: Slavery, Ethnicity, and Identity in Colonial Costa Rica. By Russell Lohse. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2014, Pp. xiv, 351. Acknowledgments. Appendices. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. $34.95 paper. - Volume 72 Issue 4 - Alex Borucki
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This paper focuses on the European empires in the era of Atlantic slaving and the people caught up in the slave trade by focusing on the colonial politics of European empires, the interconnected economies of slave trading and silver circulation, and the stories of Africans arriving in the Rio de la Plata region. The Rio de la Plata, or River Plat...
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Between 1808 and 1862, officers primarily from the British navy liberated approximately 175,000 enslaved Africans from transatlantic slavers. Information on more than half of this group has survived in bound ledger books. Based on the assessment of extant data for more than 92,000 Liberated Africans whose information was copied in at times duplicat...
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The last two decades have witnessed an unprecedented expansion of knowledge about the transatlantic slave trade, both through research on specific sections of this traffic and through the consolidation of datasets into a single online resource: Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database (hereafter Voyages Database). This collective project has...
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Africans and their descendants joined all armies across the Río de la Plata in the 1810s and 1820s giving their support to the royalists of Montevideo, the revolutionaries of Buenos Aires, the local party of Artigas and even the invading Luso-Brazilian army in modern-day Uruguay. In the 1830s, Africans and their descendants formed the backbone of t...
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The case of the African “colonists” of Montevideo illustrates the rebirth of slave trading networks between the Portuguese and Spanish of the South Atlantic. These networks, which had legally and illegally brought slaves to the colonial Rio de la Plata, were still active in the years 1830s. They contributed to the arrival of slaves in Rio de Janeir...
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The slave trade between Brazil and the Río de la Plata developed from long-standing interactions between the Spanish and the Portuguese. The merchants of the Río de la Plata entered foreign goods under the banner of the royal measures encouraging the slave trade. Rioplatense slave traders searched a range of illegal and legal strategies to introduc...
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This paper examines the twofold condition of black leaders –subaltern elite– in late-colonial and early-independent Argentina and Uruguay, and shows how the formation of leaderships reshaped the collective identities of Afro-descendants. I follow a biographical approach to study these exceptional personages. In colonial and early-independent Latin...
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Marriage files contain rich data on the routes of Africans through slave trades across the Americas and the Atlantic. These files indicate the origin of the groom, bride, and witnesses. Thus, they reveal patterns of geographical mobility and networks created by common experiences. Marriage files can be easily quantified and each one is a unique sto...
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New archival evidence from Montevideo reveals a twofold operation that brought enslaved Africans to Rio de Janeiro in the era of the illegal slave trade. This pattern emerged after the negotiation of the only – and largely unsuccessful – Anglo-Brazilian treaty against this traffic (1826) and the independence of Uruguay from Brazil (1825), which led...
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This article cast light on the historiography about Africans and their descendants in Uruguay from 1930s to the beginning of the 21 st Century. Although in Uruguay the literature about Afrodescendants and slavery has certain tradition, diversity, and a great deal of ups and downs in relation to quality, it is not a part of the Uruguayan historiogra...

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