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Trafficking in enslaved people in the transatlantic trade.
What happened in the Caribbean when slavery was outlawed.
What methods were used to control and oppress enslaved people in the Caribbean.
The culture and lifestyle of enslaved people.
How enslaved people resisted enslavement.
How to explore the contemporary legacies of slavery in the modern world.
This course offers an overview of British colonial slavery in the Caribbean. It begins with an overview of the history of slavery in West Africa and how it was used to oppress enslaved people in British colonies in the Caribbean. It then takes a look at the history of labor systems used to replace slavery and the continuing legacies of slavery in the modern world. Finally, the course focuses on the contemporary legacies of slavery in the Caribbean. It begins with an overview of British slavery in the Caribbean and ends with an overview of the contemporary legacy of slavery in the Caribbean.
Students appreciated the informative and educational nature of the course, as well as the helpfulness of the lead educators. They enjoyed the amount of course content and further reading provided. Many found the course interesting, enlightening, and praised its focus on the history of slavery in the British Virgin Islands. The contributions from The University of the West Indies were also highly appreciated. Students learned a lot and felt that the course gave them a comprehensive overview of the slave trade.
Some students wished that the course was longer and more detailed. They also mentioned that the course could have provided more in-depth explanations and gruesome details about the suffering of African peoples during the period of slavery. While the course was overall excellent and well-presented, there were suggestions for improvement in terms of length and depth of content.