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María Antonia Gauna

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Black

Biographical details

She was born in Mozambique and enslaved and taken to Latin America (Argentina?). She married José Bernardino Gauna in May 1808. He enlisted in the independence army in 1814 and in January 1817 he began to put aside 2 pesos each month to buy her freedom. He died in 1820 and she used the courts to obtain her freedom. (Blanchard, 9)

Life Events

Married 1808She married José Bernardino Gauna in May 1808.
Other 1817Her husband began to buy her freedom.
Other 1820She was widowed and sought to obtain her freedom from slavery through the courts.


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


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