History of Slavery in the British Caribbean
Explore the history and legacy of British colonial slavery and oppression in the Caribbean through historical slave accounts.
Who is the course for?
The course is designed for anyone interested in learning more the Black experience during British involvement in the transatlantic slave trade.
The inclusion of slavery’s legacy centres on the racial inequities in our contemporary society will also be useful for heritage, third-sector, educational and media workers who wish to engage in conversations around current global racialised civil unrest and how they are linked to colonial and post-colonial processes.
What topics will you cover?
Trafficking in enslaved people in the transatlantic trade.
The culture and lifestyle of enslaved people.
How enslaved people resisted enslavement.
What methods were used to control and oppress enslaved people in the Caribbean.
What happened in the Caribbean when slavery was outlawed.
How to explore the contemporary legacies of slavery in the modern world.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Learners will be able to explain how slavery was organised in the British Caribbean.
They will be able to describe the lifestyles of enslaved people.
They will be able to interpret different types of historical evidence of slavery: written, visual and material.
They will be able to debate the relative importance of different factors in bringing slavery to a legal end.
Learners will be equipped to investigate slavery’s legacies in their local area.