publication . Article . 2017

Gendered geographies: motherhood, slavery, law, and space in mid-nineteenth-century Cuba

Camillia Cowling;
Open Access English
  • Published: 14 Jun 2017
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
On 2 August 1883, in Havana, a free black woman named Juana Mojena had a petition drafted on her behalf to the Governor General regarding her young daughter Dolores Mojena. Although Juana had obtained freedom, Dolores remained a patrocinada (apprentice) under the patronato system that, from 1880, heralded the gradual ending of slavery in Cuba. The petition requested Dolores be freed because her owner was not complying with his legal obligations to educate, feed and clothe her. Juana had presented several previous petitions, not only in Havana where she lived, but much further afield: “Since the patrono of her aforementioned daughter lives in Guanajay , … she tra...
Subjects
free text keywords: HT, Negotiation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Physical space, Sociology, Capital city, Gender studies, Rural area, Law, Politics, Mobilities, Colonialism, Appropriation, Social science
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publication . Article . 2017

Gendered geographies: motherhood, slavery, law, and space in mid-nineteenth-century Cuba

Camillia Cowling;