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Clara Lavalle

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Ethnic origin: Black

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A slave woman from Lima who in 1823 who tried to use the new independent legal system to gain her freedom. She drew on "the superior decrees issued in favour of freedom promulgated by edict in this capital", criticising "those laws contrary to freedom and independence" in Lima. Her owner claimed that slaves did not understand the law. (Blanchard, 11)

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Other 1823She used the new laws of independence to try to obtain her freedom.


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


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