The Caribbean Slavery

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Growing up in New York City, each year students are taught about the slavery that took place on American soil. As a student, we put so much emphasis on slavery in America that it is almost easy to forget that slavery existed outside of the United States. The reality is that slavery was common all over the world at some point in time. Take for example, the slavery in the Caribbean was just as severe as slavery in the U.S. Slaves in the Caribbean faced the similar challenges and adversities to the slaves in America. Often times slaves resisted their oppressors, most famously was the Haitian Revolution, which had a powerful historical impact. Many Caribbean slaves lost their lives by trying to become free, and many of them live today to tell us all about what had happened.
The slave societies were similar in every Caribbean island just happened in different centuries. According to (Gab Heuman), “Barbados’ sugar revolution of the seventeenth century did not vary dramatically from what happened in Jamaica and Saint Domingue in the eighteenth century and Cuba and Puerto Rico in the nineteenth.” The only thing that was different amongst these countries was the technology that was being used. Like in Cuba in the nineteenth century, for example, they had more advanced equipment's than some enslaved had throughout the seventeenth century. However, each enslaves in the Caribbean sugar plantation faced the same treatment no matter what century they were in. The sugar plantation was
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