Monday 14 January 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: SLAVE TRADE FROM AFRICA TO BARBADOS :
Due to demand for a strong labor force after the sugar revolution took place, Africa became the obvious choice for slaves, because they were strong and Africa was closer than Europe to be exchanged for slaves who were taken to Barbados and other Caribbean Island to be sold for sugar which was shipped to Europe. In 1642 Barbados planters found a new source of revenue when the Dutch introduce them to sugar cane farming. By mid 1600's sugar can plantations were producing and exporting sugar attracting wealthy land owners with political affiliations, enhancing the Island Plantocracy, this new emergence of elite planters excluding poor whites and non-whites from Barbados political infrastructure.