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HOW DO THE CARIBBEAN PEOPLE RESPOND TO OPPRESSION? 2. OPPRESSION Oppression is the experience of repeated, widespread, systemic injustice. It need not be extreme and involve the legal system (as in slavery, apartheid, or the lack of right to vote) nor violent (as in tyrannical societies). 3. What Really happened Between 1662 and 1807, Britain shipped 3.1 million Africans across the Atlantic ocean in the transatlantic slave trade. Africans were forcibly brought to British owned colonies in the...

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Sociology and Caribbean Culture Caribbean

“There is no single Caribbean Culture.” Do you agree? Provide arguments and examples to support your answer. Include in your essay explanation for the following term: cultural diversity, hybridization, and social institutions. “There is no single Caribbean Culture” Caribbean is beloved for tropical climate, pristine waters, breathtaking beaches, and colorful music, food and art. The Caribbean is a favorite playground for tourists from all corner of the earth. But outsiders know little...

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Caribbean Literature

Caribbean Literature INTRODUCTION The evolution of Caribbean Literature started centuries before the Europeans graced these shores and continues to develop today. Quite noticeably, it developed in a manner which transcended all language barriers and cultures. Today the languages of the Caribbean are rooted in that of the colonial powers - France, Britain, Spain and Holland - whose historical encounters are quite evident throughout the region. The cosmopolitan nature of the region's language...

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Caribbean Music

CARIBBEAN MUSIC Introduction: Caribbean music originated from the Caribbean Islands, also known as the West Indies, and is a mixture of West African and European predominantly Spanish influences. The music has its origin when West African slaves were brought to Caribbean Island. They composed music with the help of percussion instruments like drums, bells and shakers. The music had unique musical style elements with special tempo-setting rhythms created by claves or bells, multi-layered and...

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Caribbean Slavery

SLAVERY A. Slaves were people captured in war, used to settle a debt, or made slaves as a means of punishment. The Spaniards in the Caribbean had little need for African slaves in the early 1500s for various reasons. The Treaty of Tordesillas, which was a line of demarcation drawn north to south, west of the Azores and Cape Verde’s, stipulated that the areas west of the line belonged to the Spaniards and the east to the Portuguese. As a result of the treaty Africa was on Portugal’s side of...

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Caribbean Studies

TO WHAT EXTENT CAN IT BE ARGUED THAT GENOCIDE AND REVOLUTION ARE CENTRAL THEMES IN CARIBBEAN HISTORY? [30mks] Throughout the history of the conquest and the colonization period in Caribbean history, individuals and groups sought freedom from oppression which manifested itself in central themes of Caribbean history: genocide and revolution. These themes were discussed prior to the beginning of the colonization period which dated back to the 1783s, the period of the encomienda system to emancipation...

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Caribbean Studies

CARIBBEAN STUDIES QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS: CAPE 2005 MODULE ONE: CARIBBEAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE 1. Identify the geographical sub-region to which St Lucia, Grenada and Antigua belong. (1 mark) - The Lesser Antilles 2. Name the chain of islands in the Caribbean which is located entirely in the Atlantic Ocean. (1 mark) * The Bahamas * 3. Explain what is meant by a ‘historical’ definition of the Caribbean region. (2 marks) * This describes those islands that saw the...

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Slavery In The Caribbean

Slavery had been going on for hundreds of years in the Caribbean. The European powers dominated and exploited the region for its riches, resources, and its people and provided an oppressed servile class of Africans to use as a labor resource. The slaves would work on plantations against their will without any regard for their well-being or livelihood. Furthermore, as the industry began to develop, the Caribbean saw a major decline in slavery partnered with a rise in indentured servitude. This...

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indenturship and the caribbean

Slavery was a system of forced labour implemented by the Europeans in the Caribbean. It was the act by which the Europeans brought Africans to the Caribbean on different ships to work on their plantations against their wills. It started in the 1600’s, many slaves committed suicide even before they could reach to the plantations; many of them also fell sick and died. However, after many efforts to overthrow the slavery system in 1830’s the enslaved populations on the plantations were eventually...

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Caribbean Studies

David Answer 6A Caribbean Studies Mrs. Anderson "The history of the Caribbean is the history of exploitation of labour." Discuss with reference to Encomienda, Slavery and Indentureship. According to the Oxford Dictionary, exploitation is defined as being the action or condition of treating someone or a group of people unfairly in order to benefit from their work, also, labour refers to work that is done using bodily strength and effort. In a historical sense, the Caribbean can be defined as...

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