20185001(en)/07-Functions and Meanings of Black Slavery in the Pampean-Mapuche Area, XVIII and XIX Centuries
FUNCTIONS AND MEANINGS OF BLACK SLAVERY IN THE PAMPEAN-MAPUCHE AREA, XVIII AND XIX CENTURIES
FUNCIONES Y SIGNIFICADOS DE LA ESCLAVITUD NEGRA EN EL ÁREA PAMPEANA-MAPUCHE, SIGLOS XVIII Y XIX
Cristián Perucci González
Taking the adventures of the runaway slave Gervasio Armas as a basis, this article analyzes the inclusion of black population in the Pampean-Mapuche society in the 18th and 19th centuries. The article focuses on the valuation and meaning of black slavery (which was the predominant condition black individuals) in Mapuche mentality, contrasting it with the Hispanic-Creole perspectives on the same phenomenon. It also outlines some ideas on the economic and political processes that allowed the emergence of the black population, noting different types of forced displacement between colonial and indigenous territories.