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Thursday, 14 March 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : BLACK PEOPLE AS SLAVES / SLAVERY IN SURINAM :
The British and Dutch like other European Colonizers attempted to use native Americans as slave labor. As in other countries the Native American did not prove a long term solution and very limited European settlement took place. Many of the Native American died in captivity through mistreatment and lack of resistance to European diseases but unlike the Caribbean Islands others could escape deep into the jungle of the interior. The Dutch Planters in the 17th century develop sugar plantation when they controlled Brazil and brought that knowledge to Surinam and imported African Slaves did the work in the plantations. The Dutch were one of the European powers involved in the Tran-Atlantic Slave Trade, thus there was a ready supply of captive Africans to the planters in Surinam.