Book Report: Slavery In Florida

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In fact, starting in 1683, Florida began to serve as a safe haven for runaway slaves from the South. When slaves ran away to Florida, they could earn their freedom by converting to Roman Catholicism. Also contrary to what was going on elsewhere, it was very much possible for Blacks to gain social standing in the colonial community...
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It is also interesting to note that in Florida, as with other Spanish colonies, slavery wasn't based on race by itself, and for the runaways, the transition from slave to citizen was not very difficult. I think it was interesting that miscegenation became almost commonplace in colonial Florida, especially between white men and black women...
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