Unformatted text preview: wealth or power, associating themselves with the Spaniards and adopting Spanish culture. This tragedy comes from the idea that oppressed people were giving more power to their oppressor by conforming to their societal standards, and not using their success to combat them. Blanchard says, “The sacrifice of blacks like Miguel, who had fought for the region’s political freedom and had won their own freedom as their reward, seriously weakened slavery” (Blanchard, 290). The weakening of slavery was a serious blow to Spanish domination, because slavery was crucial to the economy, and economic power contributed greatly to successful hegemony. However, Garcia’s wife’s freedom was contested and she was eventually forced back into bondage, showing that although Spanish power became weaker, it still had force....
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- Spring '08
- Combat, Miguel Garcia, spanish domination, Julie Gilbert HIST250