Caribbean Project: Racial Attitudes In The British West Indies

British West Indies

Here’s another excerpt from Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy’s An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean on White racial attitudes in the British West Indies:

Note: The American Revolution sundered the Deep South (Georgia and South Carolina) from the Deeper South (Jamaica, Barbados, Leeward Islands, Windward Islands).

“Whites in the British West Indies regularly spoke of slaves as the internal or the intestinal enemy. They wrote as a group besieged. Negrophobia was even more pronounced in the islands than in the southern plantation colonies of North America. The writings of white West Indians like Edward Long, Philip Thicknesse, Samuel Estwick, and James Tobin depicted blacks as violent, primitive, untrustworthy, and troublesome. The usually paternalistic language of eighteenth-century elites, which so elegantly disguised the dynamics of class and racial struggle, degenerated into the language of conflict and hatred when talking about blacks.”

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5 Comments

  1. I don’t know John… seems to me you proved hajjis knew how to grow rice, and not negros.

    Louisiana produces a lot of rice; my ex-father in law was a rice farmer of sorts after he retired from the Air Force. Made for some good duck and deer hunting too. Damn. Now I’m hungry

  2. Re: oscar

    So if you re-wound to before the advent of trans-Atlantic slavery, before these people had internalized massive disincentives to work, and had offered them fair labor at a fair wage, while explaining the ups and downs of sojourning across the ocean for say five or seven years at a time, who knows what the consequences would have been.

    What sub-Saharan African society had anything resembling the European work ethic?

    As I say, with the Chinese railroad workers that system worked out pretty much as planned

    Chinese and Indian coolies were brought to the West Indies to replace the blacks on the sugar plantations. The free labor system was a failure in that case too.

  3. “Homeopathy? Smirk – oh my god”

    @ John – typical Masonic A-hole response. Unlike you I have evidences for what I say. There is a lot of epidemiology for the use of homeopathic nosodes in the annual Leptospirosis epidemic in Cuba.

    Check it out for yourself A-hole. Here’s the bibliography. Oh. But you don’t read scientific studies. You just crap on with whatever pops into the vacum between your ears.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1475491610000585

  4. @John, the FreeMason

    And while you are defending the Big Pharma cartel (owned by didjewknowwho?) check out Bayer with its HIV contaminated vaccines. When they absolutely positively knew they had contaminated vaccines, what do they do? Why export it, of course.

    Here. Get a load of this Ignoramus. Even the Mainstream knows about it.

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