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Tuesday, 15 January 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: SLAVERY AND SLAVE TRADE IN TRINADAD AND TOBAGO:
Trinadad was a late starters in the plantations system. Prior to 1776 the population of the Island was small and until the 1780's there were very few Africans Slaves on the Island. In 1783 in an effort to increase the population and by extension, the prosperity of the Island. Under the Law called "Cedula Of Population" was passed to encourage migration to French the Island. Under this Law incentives such as free land and exemption from paying most taxes were granted. Many French settlers were willing to migrate to Trinidad. The Haitian Revolution and the unrest in other French Territories acted as additional incentives.