African Diasopra In The Dominican Republic
Slavery in the Dominican Republic was awful. The Spanish took people from Africa and brought them to Hispaniola to work. There were 10,000 - 15,000 slaves that arrived on the island from west Africa in 1517. Enslaved people worked in the mines and on plantations. They also made these slaves collect and farm sugar.(Digital History) This is important because this was the very start of slavery in DR.
In Hispaniola on December 25, 1522 the first slave rebellion happened but failed, then later on in the 16th more movements to stop slavery happened, such as Breaking Their tools and fighting, feigning illness and running away From their Masters ,on April 4, 1792 the French granted freedom to all slaves. (Digital History) This is important because if the french hadn't came to Hispaniola there still would have been slavery.
In Hispaniola and other parts of the Dominican Republic there are a lot of farm lands and fields were slavery took place that's still here to this day so most of the plantations that were made years back, are still there. (Digital history). Africa has also affected the Dominican republic with different music styles such as Bachata and Palo, and Afro - Dominican scared music preformed by drums and voices. (Booth) This is a positive effect of African Americans arriving to Hispaniola.
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