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Friday, 18 January 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: SLAVERY IN BERMUDA :
The first slaves were brought to Bermuda in 1620. Soon after the British colony was established in the Island. The indentured of debt bonded contract labor in Bermuda continued until 1684. White population in Bermuda remained the majority until the 18th century despite a continuous influx of Latin American and African Blacks, Native American, Irish and Scots. The first Blacks to come to Bermuda in real large numbers were free West Indian who emigrated from territories taken from Spain. The slaves initially worked under seven years bond, as did most English settlers, this was to repay the administrator for the cost of their transport.