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Hi there, and welcome aboard my African Diaspora History School Project. This kind of took a lot of time to create... And finally, here it is. The result of hard work, in-depth research, creativity and lots of writing. I decided to publish my African Diaspora History School Project online because I hope it will benefit others, and because...I’m really proud of it! Have a look and contact me with questions or comments.


What was slavery like in Costa Rica

Costa Rica even had slavery had involved in it’s past. Many of the slaves back then came from hundreds of diverse African societies and had arrived in small numbers (Lohse). All the slaves all had kind of the same race and ethnicity which was mainly all africans (Lohse). Costa Rica was isolated and really small, it was also an economically disadvantaged colony on the edges of the Spanish Empire (Lohse). It was only intermittent across to the Atlantic Slave Trade (Lohse). They were kind of sexist because men had worked and woman had lived out of their masters home (Lohse). Last but not least they were very limited on who they talk to because they were slaves (Lohse).


What was resistance to slavery like in Costa Rica?

In Costa Rica the slaves didn’t resist slavery, they just followed what their master said. They didn’t fight back like most slaves did in places. Some slaves in other places used capoeira to fight back. It took the place of their resistance. I helped them have power and it was sort of like martial arts but they were risky. They used that type of fighting on their masters. Though Costa Rica didn’t use resistance doesn’t mean other places didn’t involve resistance from the slaves. Some of the slaves weren’t afraid to fight back. Somehow I believe that the slaves in Costa Rica thought the master was too powerful and they would never be able to defeat him. There were many ways to fight back but Costa Rica chose not to use any on anyone.


How does the African Diaspora continue to affect Costa Rica?

Costa Rica’s culture featuring African Diaspora still goes on today. They have certain foods that are very important to them. They also have foods that have been made for a really long time. They have a food called “Casado” and it made up of many different things. It’s made up of rice, beans, salad, tortillas, fried platano maduro, and meat (beef, pork, chicken or fish) ( It is really cool how they bring their culture along with them and it’s been around since slavery and the food is here in this time zone. Some places or countries may not have even been able to drag their own culture and the African Diaspora along with them on the way.


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