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Friday, 22 February 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : SLAVERY AND SLAVE TRADE IN PERU - AFRO PERUVIAN :
The first African Peruvian's and Dominican's arrived with the Conquistadors in 1521 to return permanently in1625. One of the biggest import of African slaves occurred between 1529 and 1637. When Francisco Pizarro was granted permit to import 363 slaves to colonial Peru for public construction, building and road system and they also fought along side the Conquistadors as soldiers and worked like personal body guards and personal servants. People of color performed a variety of skilled and unskilled functions that contributed to Hispanic colonization. In Urban areas Afro-Peruvians were cooks, laundresses, maids, handymen, gardeners, in some cases, they worked in the Navy, hospitals, churches and charitable institutions. In 1587 377 workers of African descent worked in ship yards.