Caribbean History

Caribbean History Syllabus

Caribbean History Practice Questions

These recommended free e-resources are specifically aligned with the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) curriculum framework as suggested in the CSEC Caribbean History Syllabus. Resources are provided under each of the Core Themes of Study as recommended by CXC:

SECTION A

  1. The Indigenous Peoples and the Europeans
  2. Caribbean Economy and Slavery
  3. Resistance and Revolt

SECTION B

  1. Metropolitan Movements towards Emancipation
  2. Adjustments to Emancipation, 1838 – 1876
  3. Caribbean Economy, 1875 – 1985

SECTION C

  1. The United States in the Caribbean, 1776 – 1985
  2. Caribbean Political Development up to 1985
  3. Caribbean Society 1900 – 1985

For each of the Core Themes, in-keeping with CXC recommendations, students must become familiar with the salient facts and concepts of the following associated topics:

  • The Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.
  • The Europeans
  • The Economic Revolution and the coming of enslaved Africans.
  • Slave Resistance.
  • Emancipation and Apprenticeship.
  • The coming of the Chinese, Europeans (Madeirans, Germans, French), Indians and Africans.
  • The Establishment of the Peasantry, 1838 to 1900.
  • The United States’ influence in the Caribbean.
  • Popular Protests in the 1930s.
  • Movements towards Independence and Regional Integration up to 1985

Therefore resources are focused chiefly on the these and related sub-topics.

Note: The student acquires a general understanding of the major developments of Caribbean History

TOPIC 1. THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF THE AMERICAS

Sub –Topics are as follows:-

  1. Tainos/ kinfolk Arawaks
  2. Caribs/Kalingos
  3. Mayans

SUB TOPIC 1. TAINOS/ KINFOLK /ARAWAKS

POWER POINT

  • Indigenous Populations of the Caribbean

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XHPSNmi_tU68Mj_FsM2hheG3Z_AwOtku/edit#slide=id.p1

PDF

  • The Indigenous People of the Caribbean

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qjkJMdsNk74zvmAnj7dGjxB3x2co6eo7/view

  • The Cultural Mosaic of the Indigenous Caribbean

https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/pubs/proc/files/81p037.pdf

VIDEO

  • A brief history of the Caribbean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Gvhd8xpDg

  • What on earth happened to the Taino? Indigenous people of the Caribbean
  • Caribbean Indigenous Peoples: An introduction to Taino Culture
  • The Arawak People: First Indigenous people to encounter Colombus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZblVcXltcg

  • The Arawak People: First Indigenous people to encounter Colombus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZblVcXltcg

  • The Arawaks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6haE9FFk-lY

  • First Peoples Presence in Trinidad and Tobago

https://www.nalis.gov.tt/Resources/Subject-Guide/First-Peoples

WEBSITE

  • A brief history of the Taino: the Caribbean’s Indigenous people
  • History of the Arawak Amerindians: Taino Religion, Technology and Culture

https://carriacou.biz/arawaks-amerindians/

  • Arawaks

https://www.aspiringmindstandt.com/arawaks

  • Taino: Indigenous Caribbeans
  • The Amerindians of Trinidad and Tobago

http://www.pantrinbago.com/Amerinidian1.htm

SUB TOPIC 2. CARIBS /KALINGOS

POWER POINT

  • The Caribs by Suresh Beedasee [SLIDES]

VIDEO

  • The Caribs

WEBSITE

  • The story of the Caribs and the Arawaks

http://www.raceandhistory.com/Taino/

SUB TOPIC 3. MAYANS

POWER POINT

  • Maya (SLIDES]

https://www.slideshare.net/Cutierocky095/mayan-powerpoint

  • Mayan Civilization [SLIDES]
  • Mayan Civilization [SLIDES]
 

VIDEO

  • Why did the Maya Civilization collapse?

WEBSITE

  • The Maya: History, Culture & Religion

https://www.livescience.com/41781-the-maya.html

  • Environmental and health effects of European contact with the New World

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/precontact-and-early-colonial-era/old-and-new-worlds-collide/a/environmental-and-health-effects-of-contact

TOPIC 2. THE EUROPEANS

Sub-topics covered are as follows:-

  1. Europeans impact on the indigenous people
  2. Economic rivalry
  3. Economic revolution

SUB TOPIC 4. THE EUROPEANS IMPACT ON THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

SUB TOPIC 5. ECONOMIC RIVALRY

SUB TOPIC 6. ECONOMIC REVOLUTION

VIDEO

  • Caribbean Colonization
  • Effects of European Colonization: Christopher Colombus and Native Americans

https://study.com/academy/lesson/effects-of-european-colonization-christopher-columbus-and-native-americans.html

  • Christopher Colombus’s Colonization of the West Indies: Impact on Culture

https://www.britannica.com/video/72985/Europeans-islands-slave-trade-Caribbean

WEBSITE

  • The Caribbean and the British Empire

https://www.britishempire.co.uk/maproom/caribbean.htm

  • The European Settlements

http://countrystudies.us/caribbean-islands/6.htm

  • Colonialism

https://www.britannica.com/place/West-Indies-island-group-Atlantic-Ocean/Colonialism

  • Before the Europeans Came

http://www.discoveringbristol.org.uk/slavery/routes/places-involved/west-indies/plantation-system/

  • The impact of Colonization

https://courses.lumenlearning.com/suny-ushistory1os2xmaster/chapter/the-impact-of-colonization/

INTERACTIVE

  • History Chapter 2. Caribbean Economy and Slavery

https://quizlet.com/207489579/history-chapter-2-caribbean-economy-and-slavery-flash-cards/

  • Brief Overview of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

https://www.slavevoyages.org/voyage/essays#interpretation/a-brief-overview-of-the-trans-atlantic-slave-trade/the-enslavement-of-africans/1/en/

TOPIC 3. ECONOMIC REVOLUTION AND THE COMING OF ENSLAVED AFRICANS

Sub-topic covered here is Slavery

SUB TOPIC 7. SLAVERY

VIDEO

  • Sugar Plantations in the Caribbean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q7JrMDCx64

  • Why did Europeans Enslave Africans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opUDFaqNgXc

  • The Atlantic Slave Trade (18th c Caribbean)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gqJrx-jGYU

  • A brief history of the Atlantic Slave Trade
  • Social Aspects of Caribbean Slavery
  • Slave Ship in 3D video

https://www.slavevoyages.org/voyage/ship#slave-

  • The Atlantic Slave Trade: What too few textbooks told you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NXC4Q_4JVg

  • Life abroad a Slave Ship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmQvofAiZGA

  • The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmWWfDPzA7s

  • Slavery in the Caribbean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq7uTFR9jIM

  • Slave Triangle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B3V9wKeNUI

  • Christopher Colombus’s Colonization of the West Indies: Impact on Culture

https://www.britannica.com/video/72985/Europeans-islands-slave-trade-Caribbean

PDF

  • Chapter 5. Shackled to the Past: The Causes and Consequences of Africa’s Slave Trade

https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/nunn/files/hup_africa_slave_trade10.pdf

  • Abolishing the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and it’s after effects

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324784356_Abolishing_the_transatlantic_slave_trade_and_its_after_effects

  • How did the Abolition Acts of 1837 and 1833 affect the Slave Trade?

https://nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/education/slavery.pdf

  • Slavery and Justice

https://www.brown.edu/Research/Slavery_Justice/documents/SlaveryAndJustice.pdf

  • The Economic, Political and Social Impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on Africa (PDF Download)

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/240525852_The_Economic_Political_and_Social_Impact_of_the_Atlantic_Slave_Trade_on_Africa/link/55d7b27e08aed6a199a6912e/download

WEBSITE

  • Caribbean Histories Revealed

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/caribbeanhistory/slavery-negotiating-freedom.htm

  • Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: Introductory Maps

https://www.slavevoyages.org/voyage/maps#introductory-

TOPIC 4. SLAVE RESISTANCE

Sub topics covered are as follows:

  1. Maroons
  2. The Haitian Revolution 1804
  3. Major Revolutions – Berbice 1763
  4. Major Revolutions – Barbados 1816
  5. Major Revolutions – Demerara 1823
  6. Major Revolutions – Jamaica 1831
  7. Plantation society

SUB TOPIC 8. THE MAROONS

VIDEOS

  • Resistance to Slavery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xF-fBT0MI8

  • Resistance, Rebellion and Abolition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJjpE2fatWQ

  • When Sugar ruled the World: Plantation Slavery in the 18th C. Caribbean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj_MMmq9cb0

PDF

  • Resistance and Rebellion

http://www.understandingslavery.com/images/stories/documents/themes/resistanceandrebellion.pdf

  • The Emancipation Wars

https://www.nlj.gov.jm/history-notes/The%20Emancipation%20Wars.pdf

WEBSITES

  • Resistance and Rebellion

http://www.understandingslavery.com/index.php-option=com_content&view=article&id=310&Itemid=222.html

  • The Maroons of Jamaica

http://www.discoveringbristol.org.uk/slavery/against-slavery/black-resistance-against-slavery/the-maroons-of-jamaica/

  • The Abolition Project: Resistance to Slavery

http://abolition.e2bn.org/resistance.html

  • Slave Resistance: A Caribbean Study-The Maroons

https://scholar.library.miami.edu/slaves/Maroons/maroons.html

E-BOOKS

  • Testing the Chains: Resistance to Slavery in the British West Indies

https://books.google.tt/books?hl=en&lr=&id=qP2jDoiqy3wC&oi=fnd&pg=PA11&ots=bsrlK0rmQn&sig=SIKub-Z95oK6gR1bX0hzb4d0KFo&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false

  • Caribbean Slave Revolts and the British Abolitionist Movement (Download Options)

https://muse.jhu.edu/book/16568

  • The Haitian Maroons (P. 64 – 68)

https://books.google.tt/books?id=NbIDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA68&dq=%22C.L.R.+James%22+black+jacobins&as_brr=1&client=firefox-a&pg=PA64&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22C.L.R.%20James%22%20black%20jacobins&f=false

  • Voyages in World History

https://books.google.tt/books?id=hPwc_ylVEwAC&pg=PA566&lpg=PA566&dq=audio+files+for+plantation+society+for+students&source=bl&ots=-U2Fh1Jcyu&sig=ACfU3U2LLiBk9onKfnZpXSDxlJALYQbQGA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiz47fQjMroAhVkUd8KHYaGCPkQ6AEwAHoECAwQKQ#v=onepage&q=audio%20files%20for%20plantation%20society%20for%20students&f=false

SUB TOPIC 9. THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION

VIDEOS

  • 22nd August 1791: Start of the Haitian Revolution in the colony of Sainte Domingue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE1reP5bVXU

  • Haitian Revolution (Part 1) :World History/ Khan Academy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz5zFzvbib4

  • Haitian Revolution (Part 2) :World History/ Khan Academy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU-5bjpAPmA

  • Episode 11: The Haitian Revolution

https://15minutehistory.org/podcast/episode-11-the-haitian-revolution/

INTERACTIVE

  • Slavery Images: Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora

http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item-set/51

  • The Haitian Revolution

https://learnhaitirevolution.weebly.com/

  • Haitian Revolution: Haitian History

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Haitian-Revolution

  • The Haitian Revolution (1791 – 1804)

https://www.blackpast.org/global-african-history/haitian-revolution-1791-1804/

  • The Haitian Revolution: Key Facts & Summary

https://schoolhistory.co.uk/notes/the-haitian-revolution/

E-BOOKS

  • The Haitian Revolution, 1789 – 1804

https://books.google.tt/books?id=sWQZ-92-Bm4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+haitian+revolution+for+students+pdf&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi2hb202MjoAhWlTd8KHYLWBMU4ChDoAQg9MAM#v=onepage&q&f=false

SUB TOPICS 10 TO 13 MAJOR REVOLUTIONS:

 BERBICE 1763

 BARBADOS 1816

 DEMERARA 1823

 JAMAICA 1831

VIDEOS

  • 1763 Berbice Slave Revolt Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBaHxwXw7oc

  • 1763 Berbice Slave Revolt Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-dgGJgSPRI

  • 1763 Berbice Slave Revolt Part 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK0iuMB3KFI

  • Cuffy: Face of a Rebellion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw0qVcev1kM

  • Barbados National Heroes (Bussa)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrCCyTJlSBk

  • The Morant Bay Rebellion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEH7fBz4K00

  • The Baptist War: Slave Uprising in the last days of Slavery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O56mHlYKrzE

PDF

  • Bussa’s Rebellion: How and Why did the Enslaved Africans of Barbados rebel in 1816?

https://glc.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/mpi/2011/bussa.pdf

  • The 1816 Barbados Slave Revolt

https://ore.exeter.ac.uk/repository/bitstream/handle/10871/31536/McNaughtL_TPC.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y

  • The 1816 Slave revolt in Barbados: An exchange in Barbados Newspapers

http://jeromehandler.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/1816-Revolt-2000.pdf

POWER POINT

  • The Berbice Revolt of 1763 [SLIDE]

https://prezi.com/47ftdiogspz5/the-berbice-revolt-1763/

  • Caribbean History [SLIDE]

https://www.slideshare.net/Ocelisa/caribbean-history-25434711

WEBSITES

  • Berbice Slave Uprising of 1763

https://m.eenigheid.slavenhandelmcc.nl/trajecten-van-de-reis-en/west-indie-en/grote-slavenopstand-1763/?lang=en

  • The Abolition Project: Case Study 3. Demerara (1823)- The Rebellion

http://abolition.e2bn.org/resistance_52.html

  • The distinctive features of the 1823 Demerara Slave Rebellion

https://www.stabroeknews.com/2013/08/01/news/guyana/the-distinctive-features-of-the-1823-demerara-slave-rebellion/

  • The Demerara Slave Uprising

http://www.guyana.org/features/guyanastory/chapter43.html

  • The Abolition Project: Case Study 4. Jamaica (1831) The Rebellion

http://abolition.e2bn.org/resistance_54.html

  • The Demerara Revolt

https://kentakepage.com/the-demerara-revolt/

  • 1831 The Jamaican Slave Rebellion

https://libcom.org/history/1831-jamaica-slave-rebellion

  • National Library of Jamaica: 1831, Sam Sharpe, Rebellion, Baptiste War

https://nlj.gov.jm/riots-and-rebellions/

  • The Baptist War (1831 – 1832)

https://www.blackpast.org/global-african-history/baptist-war-1831-1832/

SUB TOPIC 14. PLANTATION SOCIETY

PDF

  • A History of the East Indian Indentured Plantation Worker in Trinidad, 1845-1917 (Dissertation)

https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2611&context=gradschool_disstheses

  • Plantation Society and the Caribbean Present: History, Anthropology and the Caribbean

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284162491_Plantation_Society_and_the_Caribbean_Present_History_Anthropology_and_the_Plantation

  • The evolution of society in Tobago 1838-1900

http://etheses.lse.ac.uk/1362/1/U074368.pdf

WEBSITE

  • The Development of the Plantation System

http://discoveringbristol.org.uk/slavery/routes/places-involved/west-indies/plantation-system/

TOPIC 5. EMANCIPATION AND APPRENTICESHIP

Sub-topics are as follows:

  1. The 1833 Act of Abolition – Emancipation Act
  2. Amelioration – The Apprenticeship Act 1838   

SUB TOPIC 15. THE 1833 ACT OF ABOLITION – EMANCIPATION ACT

WEBSITE

  • The big disappointment. The Economic consequences of the Abolition of Slavery in the Caribbean: 1938 – 1888

https://archives.history.ac.uk/history-in-focus/Slavery/articles/emmer.html

  • How did the Slave Trade end in Britain?

https://www.rmg.co.uk/explore/how-did-slave-trade-end-britain

  • Plantation Owners and Apprenticeship: The Dawn of Emancipation

https://scholar.library.miami.edu/emancipation/whites1.htm

  • Abolition of the Slave Trade

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/blackhistory/rights/abolition.htm

  • Abolition of Slavery in the Caribbean

https://enciclopediapr.org/en/encyclopedia/abolition-of-slavery-in-the-caribbean/

  • Emancipation

http://www.understandingslavery.com/index.php-option=com_content&view=article&id=312_emancipation&catid=125_themes&Itemid=224.html

  • Emancipation of the British West Indies

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emancipation_of_the_British_West_Indies

  • Slavery and Negotiating Freedom

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/caribbeanhistory/slavery-negotiating-freedom.htm

VIDEO

  • The British Anti-Slavery Movement: The Abolition of Slavery in the Caribbean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86MmiqIWhMo

  • William Wilberforce and the End of the African Slave Trade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLU182rj0pA

PDF

  • Slavery Abolition Act

https://resources.saylor.org/wwwresources/archived/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Slavery-Abolition-Act-1833.pdf

  • The Legacies of Slavery and Emancipation: Jamaica in the Atlantic World

https://glc.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Heuman.pdf

  • The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10633

INTERACTIVE

  • British Anti-Slavery

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapoAfrica wer/antislavery_01.shtml

  • Formerly Enslaved People end Apprenticeship Practices in Trinidad, 1832 – 1838

https://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/formerly-enslaved-people-end-apprenticeship-practices-trinidad-1832-1838

  • Professor Profs Quizzes. Caribbean Economy and Slavery

https://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=caribbean-economy-slavery

POWER POINT

  • The Apprenticeship System 1834-1838 [SLIDE SHARE]

E-BOOK

  • Encyclopedia of Anti-Slavery & Abolition. Volume 1

https://books.google.tt/books?id=d7b_trbfXugC&pg=PA62&lpg=PA62&dq=The+main+provisions+of+the+Emancipation+Act+and+the+problems+of+the+Apprenticeship+system.&source=bl&ots=t356oAhMNz&sig=ACfU3U26eBNG_3isFg6a3k32wQ5wvxBdpA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjAkai3kcvoAh#v=onepage&q=The%20main%20provisions%20of%20the%20Emancipation%20Act%20and%20the%20problems%20of%20the%20Apprenticeship%20system.&f=false

SUB TOPIC 16. AMELIORIATION – THE APPRENTICEHIP ACT 1838

VIDEO

  • Amelioration Act, 1798

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6VlNMXJ_0o

  • 4 Apprenticeship System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vmjk0yUoAk

WEBSITE

  • Apprenticeship: Slavery by another Name

http://www.discoveringbristol.org.uk/slavery/against-slavery/freedom-from-slavery/apprenticeship/

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