The Caribbean Revolution Essay

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The earliest form of resistance against the contradictions inherent in the nature of the societies created by enslavement and indentured servitude can be seen long before the Haitian Revolution. There were many documented attempts against the lives of the white slave owners, but known was so critical as the events that mark the Haitian Revolution. The Haitian Revolution, which took place in the end of the 1700’s, was a defining moment that sought to end France’s control of the Island of Saint Dominique or modern day Haiti. This resistance began as an attempt to gain retribution for the hostile and inhuman conditions that the slaves were subjected to. According to C. L. R., the contradictions inherent in the nature of the societies created by enslavement, indenture and colonialism in the Caribbean created the very responses to an insurrection, by those who were being subjected to cruel and unjust…show more content…
Famous icons, such as Marcus Garvey and Bob Marley, empowered blacks of the Caribbean to unite themselves under a unified image of blackness, despite the racial animosity. This unifying image is based off the fact blacks were derivatives of Africa. For example, in Black Shack Alley, Joseph Zobel underscores the prejudice and primary cultural aspect of the Caribbean matriarch. M’man Tine is one of the female figures who instills moral values in José, the protagonist, and shows him his self-worth, by enrolling him in school. It is in school José realizes the importance of upward mobility, especially through education. However, he still faces racial profiling. These confrontations revealed to him the unjust that colonialism has on all backgrounds. M’mam Tine, Marcus Garvey, and Bob Marley are all figures that strive to uplift the black community during times of radical thought and action. Moreover, social situations that are radical are rooted in the production of

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