How Blacks have Irish Last Names | Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans & Caribbean have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. What a lot of people don’t know is that Irish were slaves too, hundreds of thousands were sent to work in the West Indies and they blended with the black slaves thus we have Irish names like McFadden, McDonalds, etc. CLICK to read more

How Blacks have Irish Last Names | Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans & Caribbean have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. What a lot of people don’t know is that Irish were slaves too, hundreds of thousands were sent to work in the West Indies and they blended with the black slaves thus we have Irish names like McFadden, McDonalds, etc. CLICK to read more

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Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery - another must have in the plantation studies department. Groundbreaking work.

Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery - another must have in the plantation studies department. Groundbreaking work.

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There are many stories of how slaves escaped to freedom. Some of these stories just goes to show that Black people have always been a highly intelligent grThere are many stories of how slaves escaped to freedom. Some of these stories just goes to show that Black people have always been a highly intelligent group. Here are five stories of how some slaves made it to freedom. 1. William Craft 2. Ellen Craft William and Ellen Craft escaped their master’s plantation and..  The post 5 Black People…

There are many stories of how slaves escaped to freedom. Some of these stories just goes to show that Black people have always been a highly intelligent grThere are many stories of how slaves escaped to freedom. Some of these stories just goes to show that Black people have always been a highly intelligent group. Here are five stories of how some slaves made it to freedom. 1. William Craft 2. Ellen Craft William and Ellen Craft escaped their master’s plantation and.. The post 5 Black People…

Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery

Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery

Jamaican Maroons.  Maroons in New Nanny Town, Jamaica: The word Maroon describes people who escaped slavery by seeking refuge in the mountains; it comes from the Spanish word cimarrón meaning people who live on mountain tops. The Maroons successfully escaped their plantations and formed independent militas/communities of free people. In some instances, the Maroon were so feared that some colonizers were forced to sue for peace.

Jamaican Maroons. Maroons in New Nanny Town, Jamaica: The word Maroon describes people who escaped slavery by seeking refuge in the mountains; it comes from the Spanish word cimarrón meaning people who live on mountain tops. The Maroons successfully escaped their plantations and formed independent militas/communities of free people. In some instances, the Maroon were so feared that some colonizers were forced to sue for peace.

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