|This extract describing slave resistance in Tobago (see
document reproduced above) concerns the planning of a revolt by
enslaved people working in a boiler house, where sugar cane was made
into sugar. It suggests how music might be used to convey meaning.
The song 'Day for he O, Night a for we O…' appears
to have contained an implicit threat, since - as this extract goes
on to show - it was usually at night that slaves struck against their
FO 705/108 pp. 66-67 (c. 1770s)