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Monday, 14 January 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY:SLAVE TRADE AND SLAVERY IN BARBADOS :
The slave history of Barbados started after Captain Powell brought the 10 slaves in 1627. The slave population in 1629 was still diminutive with not more than 50 Amerindian and African slaves working the land , in construction and in houses. This low slave population was due to few persons being able to buy slaves at the time. Slaves brought into Barbados came from various tribes out of the forest region of West Africa during village raids. Some of the African tribes were Eboes, Paw-Paws and Igbo. They came via slave trade forts on the African West Coast, set up by Europeans. Such forts were the Axim and El-Mina. After been traded for trinkets, the slaves were sent to the Caribbean and sold to plantations owners.