Social, Political and Economic Realities of Africans in the British Caribbean Essay

2234 WordsJan 16, 20159 Pages
Introduction This essay seeks to evaluate the improvements made in the lives of the African-Caribbean masses up to 1900. Through the process of change in the lives of the freed Africans were many hindrances from the planters and many disapproving whites who focused on maintaining the status quo of the freed slaves which had existed during slavery. However the ex-slaves remained willing to move forward, Education was one of the main reason for the improvements it aided the black society in the climb towards upward mobility despite the disagreement of the white population. The masses were anxious for their children to receive an education; they did not have the economic resources to meet the full cost of schooling on their own or the political power to ensure that the state paid for it. Money was needed, here is where the peasantry made up of labourers or small scale farmers acquired money for land in which provided an employment opportunity. Furthermore, Opportunities for land acquisition did not exist in some territories small seized; a large population and a long established sugar industry left few opportunities for land acquisition. Several texts and articles were consulted to complete this project. Breton B, (1783-1962) in A History of Modern Trinidad examined the history of Trinidad. The information I received was tremendously substantial because it aided in the progress of my SBA it looked at both the positive and negative of the life of the blacks and it is here that I received many of my counter arguments pertaining to education and living conditions. Campbell C, (1834-1865) in Social and Economic Obstacles to the development of Popular Education in the Post-emancipation Jamaica offered substantial information on the social economic obstacles to the development of popular education in the post emancipation Jamaica. This also provided comparisons to the

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