Coartación was achieving freedom from slavery by self purchase in Spanish Colonial America and Brazil. A price was set with the master and could not change if masters changed. The term was first used in the ninth version of the Laws of the Indies. The Spanish, also, introduced the concept in Louisiana creole society.

Works Cited

Rodriguez, Junius P(1997). The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery 1. A-k. ABC-CLIO, pp. 166-167.

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