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Slavery

A look at your assignment

What is expected??
To

produce a multimodal
presentation
600 words or equivalent
Range of sources including 1
primary and 2-3 secondary.

What is multimodal?
Combination

of two or more
communication modes (for
example, print, image and
spoken text, as in film or
computer presentations)
PowerPoint
Video
Picture book
Posters

What are you doing?


Produce

approximately 300 words per

question
1. What were the numbers and
conditions of slaves in a selected
country?
2. Why was slavery abolished in this
country?
Reference using Author, Date method.
One country per person. Double up
when necessary.

List of countries you can pick


Haiti
Dominican
Cuba
Jamaica
Honduras
Guatemala

Republic

Countries' continued
USA

Florida Virginia North and


South Carolina
Colombia
El Salvador
Costa Rica
Belize
Barbados
Please run your country of choice
by me to ensure that there is an
even spread.

Slavery in Barbados

Slavery begins
In

Barbados Slavery started in


1627
At this point there were only 10
slaves that arrived with Captain
Powell.
Two years later it had increased
to 50.
The numbers were low because
there were not a lot of buyers
early on.

Origins continued
Eventually

the slaves were brought


to Barbados as a transit stop before
being sent on to the Caribbean to be
bought by plantation owners.
By 1636 a law was made that meant
any slave that landed on Barbados
would be enslaved there for life. This
later flowed onto their offspring.
Only 22 coloured people were free
on the island.

Plantation life
In

America tobacco and Cotton where


farmed the most however in Barbados
sugar had become popular- used in
feedstock, rum and fuel.
Interestingly slaves were taken from
Africa to help in the Sugar rush because
they were seen to be stronger than
Europeans and Africa was close.
Ships were used because they could get
slaves there quicker as the winds from
the west assisted in speed.

Pictures of slave ships and


docking

Plantation life continued.


The

sugar rush started attracting the


wealthy and this ultimately led to
Barbados having the highest white
population of any English colony in the
Americas
As the cost of white slaves rose it
became obvious that more Africans
were needed.
Many were worked to death as this was
cheaper again than being nice to the
slaves.

The

African slave population


increased significantly where in
the 1600's there was over 5600
slaves in Barbados to over
385,000 by the 1800s.
High mortality rate and poor
working conditions attributed to
this.
Slave reproduction encouraged.

influx
The

population of Africans on the


island increased to such a level
that there were more Africans
than white colonists.
Wide spread fear of rebellion.
Many colonists left out of fear.

Rebellion
There

were three successful rebellions that occurred.


1649- on plantation due to lack on food.
1675- island wide, they had a mole in the group that
gave it away.
[..] took over three years to plan but was uncovered
when a one of the slaves named Fortuna leaked the
information out. Over 100 slaves were arrested and
tortured, while over 40 were executed after being
found guilty of rebellion. Some committed suicide
before being executed, while others were beheaded
or burnt alive. (
http://www.funbarbados.com/ourisland/history/slaver
y.cfm
)

Rebellion Cont.
Third

rebellion occurred in 1692again wide spread rebellion that


ended with 200 slaves arrested
and 90 dead.
After this rebellions calmed down
until 1816.
1816 rebellion known as the
Bussa rebellion.
800 slaves killed fighting, 100
executed.

Rebellion Cont.
Rebellion

last 3 days and led to


the reform on the hardships
slaves faught.
1825 the the Consolidated Slave
Law legislation (The
Emancipation Act) came about
and meant slaves were given
three rights;

Rebellion resolved?
The

right to own property


The right to testify in all court
cases
Reduction of fees charged for
Manumission (a fee charged to
slave owners for emancipating
their slaves).

The end of slavery in


Barbados
By

1834 slavery had been


abolished.
Rebellions in Barbados (1816),
Demerara (1823) and Jamaica
(1832).
The British parliament forced to
emancipate 80,000 slaves.
1838 discrimination of coloured
people in Barbados illegal under
the Masters and Servant Act.

Biliograpghy
http://

www.funbarbados.com/ourisland/hi
story/slavery.cfm