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Juana de la Patria

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Black

Biographical details

A slave woman who, in 1813, was a widow living in Potosí. She worked as a spy, informing Belgrano that a local group of royalists was receiving news of the movements of the patriot troops. Juana's owner was among those Juana denounced. Belgrano ordered Juana's release from slavery, but she had not obtained it six years later. (Blanchard, 3)

Life Events

Other 1813She worked as a spy for the patriots, informing against her owner.


Blanchard, Peter, (2004), Freedom and Family: Slave Women and the Wars of Independence in South America

Davies, Catherine, Brewster, Claire and Owen, Hilary, (2006), South American Independence. Gender, Politics, Text


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