Resistance and Rebellion in the Caribbean

CO7-1 – The Barbados Mercury
2 December 1786

How did enslaved people resist?

In the Caribbean, enslaved workers continually resisted their conditions. From day to day acts of resistance, such as killing livestock and pretending to be ill, to full-scale armed revolts, enslaved people confronted those that enslaved them in very different ways.

In this session students will examine fascinating original documents to explore the different methods of resistance enslaved people used to resist slavery and why these were so important in their pursuit for freedom.

Connections to the Curriculum: History KS3. Find out more about the types of session we offer.

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This session is delivered as a:

Workshop

at the National Archives

2 hours

Available: All year

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stages 3

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