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?
The right to food and drink
The right to shelter
What was the most common punishment for slaves?
Who was Olaudah Equiano?
A Spanish slave trader
The President of Haiti
A slave who gained his freedom
A third of slaves died on plantations as a result of what?
Disease and hard work
Slaves who were judged to be difficult or disobedient were sent where?
To seasoning camps
Back to Africa
What was the main method used by slaves to resist their masters?
They rose up together in large rebellions
They refused to do any work
They worked slowly, or ran away
Who were the 'Maroons'?
Dye makers from Liverpool
Runaway slaves on Jamaica
It was a slang term for British soldiers