Slaves suffered appalling conditions and cruelty. If they survived the voyage from Africa then life on the West Indian plantations was harsh. Some slaves resisted by rebelling or trying to escape.
What rights did a slave have on the Caribbean plantations?
The right to food and drink
The right to shelter
What was the most common punishment given to plantation slaves?
Who was Olaudah Equiano?
A Spanish slave trader
The President of Haiti after its slave rebellion
A former slave who gained his freedom
During harvest time, how long were slaves expected to work?
A third of slaves died on plantations because of what?
Disease and hard work
What happened to the French Caribbean colony of St. Domingue in 1791?
A slave revolt took control of the island
The British invaded and captured it
It became the leading sugar producing colony in the Caribbean
In Jamaica, what did most white people think was the best way to keep slaves under control?
Kindness would keep slaves under control
Hard work would keep slaves under control
Brute force would keep the slaves under control
How did slaves most commonly resist their white masters on the plantation?
They rose up together in large rebellions and killed their white masters
They refused to do any work
They used passive resistance (working slowly), or ran away
How common were slave rebellions?
They were a regular occurrence. Plantation owners were constantly vigilant
They happened once in a lifetime at most
On average they happened once every 20 years
Who were the 'Maroons'?
Dye makers from Liverpool
Runaway slaves living on Jamaica
It was a slang term for soldiers in the British Army