Jamaica leads the world as the number one sugar producer of the time. The production of sugar was interlocked with... ... middle of paper ... ...ids, killing white British military stationed on the island, and rescuing of slaves (Hughes p 133). In conclusion, the dehumanization of the plantation slaves in Jamaica took many forms including punishment, mutilation, rape and death. Some planters and white overseers were sadists, but did not want to errantly damage their investments. African slaves who endeared the harsh joinery through the middle passage faced discrimination and physical torture at the hands of British plantation owners.
Slavery in the Caribbean The beginning of slavery in the Caribbean can be traced back to the emergence of piracy in the 16th and 17th centuries. This eventually led to the promotion of slave trading and sugar plantations. While enslaved on the sugar plantations, slaves were treated very poorly. Plantation owners treated their slaves so poorly that most were undernourished and diseased. Slaves were even forced to work on their "spare" time to provide for their own needs.
Joined by about sixty other blacks, he led a general revolt. Within days, militiamen suppressed the revolt and Turner was ironically hung in Jerusalem, Virginia. Many took different steps in the fight for equality. Nat Turner, a religious leader among his fellow slaves, become convinced he had been chosen by God to lead his people to freedom. Leading a revolt, he and five other slaves killed their master and his family.
The Europeans brought many dreadful diseases and had the mindset for killing. The Europeans, particularly the Spanish, had the sick mind of enjoying butchery innocent natives. Only after this massacre and the rapid decline of the Indian population, did the Europeans colonized by building towns and by growing crops. The plantations in the Americas primarily produced the crops sugar cane and tobacco that were exported back to Europe. Several plantation fields were just too large for one farmer, so it was decided that African slaves are to be brought in to help.
Soon after realizing, Africans began to sell their own for high amounts of money and so did Europe. Since African slaves were very expensive and the European economy was low, the Europeans had to look for different kinds of slaves. The Europeans needed slaves for planting corn and especially tobacco. By the 1630s, 1.5 million pounds of tobacco were sent out of Chesapeake Bay and almost 40 million pounds a year by the 1700s. Desperate for employment, Europeans were shipped to America.
Thus the 1817 treaty with Great Britain that also outlawed foreign slave trade especially hurt the Spanish colony of Cuba. In spite of the ban, slave-traders continued to smuggle in slaves for several decades and tried to pass them off as legal. Slaves were constantly kidnapped from their homeland and taken most on route to Cuba, where slave labor was in most frequent demand. In 1839, the two men, Jose Ruiz and Pedro Montes chartered the Amistad to transpor... ... middle of paper ... ... and that selfishness was a card. Another negative association about slavery, viewed by evangelicals, was its association with great wealth.
Even today the beliefs and herbal practices of the Maroons are still evident in Jamaican culture. Their trouble past has made their life difficult but even today they are a presence in Jamaica. The First Deserters The idea of runaways did not take long in the Caribbean islands. Jamaica was not the only island experiencing runaways, Haiti, Cuba, and many Latin American countries were all falling victim to these guerilla style warfare tribes. During the first years of Spanish control the island of Hispaniola (Spanish Jamaica) experienced many problems with slaves.
Toussaint had become, as West Indian historian C L R James describes him, a ‘Black Jacobin’. He was now waging all-out war for the abolition of slavery. The Haitian Revolution has often been described as the largest and most successful slave rebellion in the Western Hemisphere. At that moment the Haitian Revolution had outlasted the French Revolution which had been its inspiration. Napoleon Bonaparte, now the ruler of France, dispatched General Charles Leclerc, His brother-in-law, and 43,000 French troops to capture L 'OUverture and restore both French rule and slavery.
The Beginning of the Haitian Revolution After the Seven Years’ War the revolution of Haiti was ignited. Haiti was transformed from the French colony known as Saint Domingue and was the most profitable colony in France. Haiti mostly focused on the production of sugar and indentured servants originally worked Saint Domingue, but were replaced by enslaved Africans. Labor on the plantations tended to be harsh, so many deaths took place resulting in a constant infusion of captives (Acrobatiq,2014.) The Hatian revolution became the greatest slave rebellions of all time (Acrobatiq,2014.)
The most famous, and maybe then the most known, slave rebellion, was Nat Turner’s Revolt. During this, over 60 whites were killed. The rebellion ended in a few days, but Nat Turner lived on for two months after. It ended at Belmont Plantation on August 23rd, 1831. The result was horrible, with over 120 slaves and free slaves being executed.