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María Dolores Rivadavia

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Ethnic origin: Black

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In 1814 she persuaded Bernardino Rivadavia to reduce the price of her slave son, Lucas Rivadavia, to 200 pesos. Lucas Rivadavia had been trying to sell the slave to the state for military service. Rivadavia's wife countered that Lucas had taken advantage of Bernardino Rivadavia's absences to act as if he were free. To avoid further embarrassment, Lucas Rivadavia's value was reduced, enabling him to buy his freedom or find a new owner. (Blanchard, 10-11)

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Other 1814She succeeded in reducing the "value" of her enslaved son.


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


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