Under British rule, Trinidad’s development as a sugar colony continued, although in 1806–07 the slave trade was completely prohibited. Slavery was abolished in two stages between 1834 and 1838, and the sugarcane planters were unable to secure the steady, tractable, and cheap labour they wanted.
Trinidad was formally ceded to Britain in 1802. Under British rule, Trinidad’s development as a sugar colony continued, although in 1806–07 the slave trade was completely prohibited. Slavery was abolished in two stages between 1834 and 1838, and the sugarcane planters were unable to secure the steady, tractable, and cheap labour they wanted.
Villages such as Belmont, Arouca, and Laventille were formed. Land was available and many of the ex- slaves bought or rented land and made a living by growing their own crops. Other slaves gravitated towards Port of Spain and San Fernando where they became artisans, craftsmen, builders and domestics.
Between 1662 and 1807 Britain shipped 3.1 million Africans across the Atlantic Ocean in the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Africans were forcibly brought to British owned colonies in the Caribbean and sold as slaves to work on plantations.
No, Trinidad and Tobago is mainly populated by those of African and Indian descent while they are some Hispanic influences and those who are mixed with it, it’s culture nor majority of its residents are Hispanic . Why is Hispanic / Latino culture so rich?
Trinidadians and Tobagonians, colloquially known as Trinis or Trinbagonians, are the people who are identified with the country of Trinidad and Tobago. The country is home to people of many different national, ethnic and religious origins.
The vast majority of non-Hispanic West Indian Americans are of African Afro-Caribbean descent, with the remaining portion mainly multi-racial and Indo-Caribbean people , especially in the Guyanese, Trinidadian and Surinamese communities, where people of Indo-Caribbean descent make up a significant portion of the
The vast majority of those who were enslaved and transported in the transatlantic slave trade were people from Central and West Africa , who had been sold by other West Africans , or by half-European “merchant princes” to Western European slave traders (with a small number being captured directly by the slave traders in
Volume of Transatlantic Slave Trade by Region of Embarkation (in thousands) 1519–1700. The majority of all people enslaved in the New World came from West Central Africa . Before 1519, all Africans carried into the Atlantic disembarked at Old World ports, mainly Europe and the offshore Atlantic islands.
In both Trinidad and Tobago, many of the ex – slaves moved off the plantations. They did not want any reminders of their former masters. They set up villages close to the sugar estates, but not on the planters’ land. Villages such as Belmont, Arouca, and Laventille were formed.
Slavery was abolished in 1833, after which former slaves served an “apprenticeship” period which ended on 1 August 1838 with full emancipation.
Jamaican enslaved peoples came from West/Central Africa and South-East Africa. Many of their customs survived based on memory and myths.
At Betty’s Hope, Codrington’s original sugar estate, visitors can see a fully-restored sugar mill. Most Antiguans are of African lineage, descendants of slaves brought to the island centuries ago to labor in the sugarcane fields.
Indo- Trinidadian and Tobagonians has now become interchangeable with Indians or East Indians . These were people who were escaping poverty in India and seeking employment offered by the British for jobs either as indentured labourers, workers or educated servicemen, primarily, between 1845–1917.
Afro-Trinidadians and Tobagonians (or just Afro-Trinbagonians) are people from Trinidad and Tobago who are largely of West African Sub-Saharan descent. Social interpretations of race in Trinidad and Tobago are often used to dictate who is of African descent.