Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm
Slavery – Chinese Slavery in Cuba An original renewal contract for a slave worker – ensuring that the living hell he was enduring would go on and on. The initial contract period of 8 years was mandatory, but the contract could be renewed (as here). This one is dated march 1861 and the worker involved was aged 27. Presumably the contract was renewed if the worker didn’t shape up to earning the coveted citizenship and freedom when the initial contract expired.