Slavery and Resistance Through Acts of Agency: Afro-Caribbean Social Identities Introduction The history of the African slave trade to supply plantation labour in the Caribbean is the story of one of the most appalling enterprises in human history. The statistics of this enterprise give only a bare reflection of the human toll from this enterprise. From a population of 2 million African slaves transported to the region over a span of 180 years, only 670,000 slaves lived in the islands in the early nineteenth century; climate, disease and brutal working conditions easily counterbalancing expected natural increases in the population (Craton 1997). While early histories of slavery in the Caribbean tended to focus upon the institution of...The end:
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