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HUMA 2310 Lecture Notes - Sugar Beet, Captaincy General Of Cuba, 6 Years

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HUMA 2310
Lisa Wood

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HUMA 2310
Film: Iron in the Soul
Choose 4 of 6 short answers
Choose 1 of 2 essay question
1. Factor that lead to emancipation
2. Apprenticeship
3. Continuities (political, economic, social, and cultural)
4. Changes (political, economic, social, and cultural)
5. Summary
Factor that lead to emancipation
Anti slavery lobby/abolitionists
- Maroons in Suriname, Jamaica, etc.
- 1st group to emancipate themselves 1791 after the Revolution (that began
in 1791-1804 with independence): HAITI
- All men were equals before God
Political economists arguments
Support of masses in the metropolitan centres
Changing economic world order
- Replacing commercial capitalism; capitalists investing in other sources
that the plantation; decrease in importance of plantations
- Sugar was the biggest market
- Competing beet sugar rather than cane sugar
- Prices on sugar decrease
- Duty increase
- From British islands
- Beet sugar was not produced in the West Indies
- Influence the move of emancipation
Slave revolts/resistance
- Late 1800’s Demerara, Guyana had emancipation
- Sam Shaw in Jamaica
- 1833 Act of emancipation introduced
- Aug 1st, 1834 emancipation took effect
- Costs to prevent revolts
- Production cost $
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