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Christian missionary societies in the British West Indies during the emancipation era.

Henry Brackenbury Louis Hughes

Christian missionary societies in the British West Indies during the emancipation era.

by Henry Brackenbury Louis Hughes

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William Wilberforce (24 August – 29 July ) was a British politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade.A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in , eventually becoming an independent Member of Parliament (MP) for Yorkshire (–). In , he became an evangelical Christian, which resulted in major. On that day, thousands of slaves in the British West Indies became free men and women. One hundred and fifty one years later, on 1 August the government of Trinidad and Tobago declared Emancipation Day a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery.

Burn, W. L. Emancipation and apprenticeship in the British West Indies () Cotter, William R. "The Somerset Case and the Abolition of Slavery in England." History (): Davis, David Brion. The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture (), Pulitzer Prize; Devine, Tom M. Recovering Scotland's Slavery Past. (Edinburgh U{, ). This chapter discusses popular education, which was Britain's instrument of social control in the West Indies. During British rule, education was seen as a means to tame the multitudes, repress social barbarism, and preserve the social status of the colonists. In mid-century Great Britain, education remained the function of religion. People were schooled by catechism in the fundamental.

[1] Emancipation Day is widely celebrated as a national holiday throughout the English-speaking Caribbean or British West Indies on the first Monday in August. It celebrates the Emancipation of slaves in the British Empire on August 1, Britain was the . Baptists form a major branch of Protestantism distinguished by baptizing professing believers only (believer's baptism, as opposed to infant baptism), and doing so by complete immersion (as opposed to affusion or aspersion).Baptist churches also generally subscribe to the doctrines of soul competency (the responsibility and accountability of every person before God), sola fide (salvation by.


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Christian missionary societies in the British West Indies during the emancipation era by Henry Brackenbury Louis Hughes Download PDF EPUB FB2

Training and educational materials to Nonconformist missionaries in the British West Indies during slavery and emancipation. This study expands on the work of historian and BFSS archivist, George Bartle, whose article, The Role of the British and Foreign School Society in the Education of the Emancipated Negro.

The Slavery Abolition Act (3 & 4 Will. IV c. 73) abolished slavery in parts of the British Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom expanded the jurisdiction of the Slave Trade Act and made the purchase or ownership of slaves illegal within the British Empire, with the exception of "the Territories in the Possession of the East India Company", Ceylon (now Sri Lanka Commencement: 1 August1 December.

On the problems and challenges of establishing an elementary system in the British West Indies during the emancipation era see, Carl Campbell, 'Social and Economic Obstacles to the Development of.

emancipation of the slaves inBritish eyes were focused upon the West Indies whenever slavery was mentioned. Indeed, the Caribbean Sea area was the heartland of slavery with the English in Jamaica, Barbados, and smaller islands and on the continent of South America in British Guiana; the French in Guadaloupe, Martinique and St.

Domingue; the. Thus, it is written in diverse volumes that the role the Church played in the release of enslaved Africans in the British West Indies (BWI) from the crucible that was slavery was significant. But the notion that slavery was abolished because of the campaign against it by Christian humanitarians has been forcefully challenged.

Abolitionism, also called abolition movement, (c. –), in western Europe and the Americas, the movement chiefly responsible for creating the emotional climate necessary for ending the transatlantic slave trade and chattel slavery.

With the decline of Roman slavery in the 5th century, the institution waned in western Europe and by the 11th century had virtually disappeared. servant. But the Wesleyan missionary committee’s strictures on this point were ignored.2 It is because of these kinds of issues that the early missionaries to the British West Indies have given credence to the charge that they were agents of the system of oppression and exploitation that ravaged the.

owners, despite the efforts of many Christian missionaries seeking to provide religious education to convert enslaved-Africans to Christianity.

During the post-emancipation period, the education of ex-slaves within the British West Indies became one the central issues of the day. Religious groups including the Anglicans. For instance, on 2 nd Octoberthe Baptist Missionary Society was formed followed by the interdenominational London Missionary Society which was established in The others include the British and Foreign Bible Society inwhich was tasked with the responsibility of promoting the translation and printing of the Holy Bible.

The West Indies before and since Slave Emancipation, London, Frank Cass. Fergus, H. A History of Education in the British Leeward IslandsBarbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago UWI Press. Gordon, S. A Century of West Indian Education London, Longmans.

Gordon S. Slavery and Freedom in the British West Indies planters Other missionary groups, such as Methodists and Presbyte-rians, followed suit, trying to convert slaves to Christianity. The early missionaries operated within the slave system and were accountable to their planter patrons.2' Concurrently, in Britain, slavery came under attack on moral and.

The Basel Mission (BM) was founded in the Swiss city of Basel in Its beginnings are traced to the Deutsche Christentumgesellschaft, which was founded in the same city in as a bible study and discussion group and also to publish good Christian literature (Jenkins 4).At the onset, they trained missionaries to serve with older, established Protestant missionary societies like the.

Protestant missionaries came to the Caribbean in the mid ’s and remained throughout the late ’s. Very early, they began preaching the gospel to the slaves and tirelessly attempted to bring change to the cruel situation in the plantations.

They were present during apprenticeship and especially dominant during the period of emancipation. ☯ Full Synopsis: "The Oberlin College mission to Jamaica, begun in the s, was an ambitious, and ultimately troubled, effort to use the example of emancipation in the British West Indies to advance the domestic agenda of American abolitionists.

White Americans hoped to argue that American slaves, once freed, could be absorbed productively. Craton, M. () Testing the Chains: Resistance to Slavery in the British West Indies Ithaca: Cornell University Press, Daly, V.

T () Short History of Guyanese People. Draper, N. () The Price of Emancipation: Slave-Ownership, Compensation and British Society at the End of Slavery.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Our November feature is an exclusive extract from Richard Huzzey’s ‘Freedom Burning: Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain’, published last year by Cornell University Press, in which he explains why the book looks beyond the abolitionist societies to the wider reform movement.

The Victorian era can be seen as a period of anti-slavery decline – a decline indicated by the fading.

j2 Michael Craton, 'Slave culture resistance and the achievement of emancipation in the British West Indies, ', in Walvin (ed.), Slavery and British society, p.

I As David Lowenthal has noted freedom was closely linked with freehold in 'Caribbean views. 7 J. Ward, ‘The British West Indies in the age of abolition, –’, in P. Marshall, ed., The Oxford history of the British empire: the eighteenth century (Oxford, ), pp.

–39, at p. ; Draper, Nicholas, The price of emancipation: slave-ownership, compensation and British society at the end of slavery (Cambridge, The Oberlin College mission to Jamaica, begun in the s, was an ambitious, and ultimately troubled, effort to use the example of emancipation in the British West Indies to advance the domestic agenda of American abolitionists.

William Wilberforce, British politician and philanthropist who from was prominent in the struggle to abolish the slave trade and then to abolish slavery itself in British overseas possessions. His efforts led to the rescinding of the practice in the British West Indies.

Emancipation in the West Indies: A Six Months’ Tour in Antigua, Barbadoes and Famaica, in the year By J. A. Thome and J. H. Kimball, New York, Note 8.

This was very soon after the coronation of the young Queen Victoria, which occurred in the previous year. Note 9.Another source states that between the 16th and 19th centuries more than 13 million slaves were produced in Africa and transported across the Atlantic. 77 percent of these slaves ( million) were produced along the West and West Central coasts of Africa during the .[Show full abstract] attention to the lessons of the three relevant political crises: the French West Indies during the Revolution, Cuba during the Liberal revolution in Spain in the decades of.