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Influence on Barbadian slave systems and plantations on the colony of South Carolina

Here is a list of pictures, primary and secondary sources on the subject of Barbadian Influence on South Carolina

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Lowcountry Digital History Initiative: Establishing Slavery in the Lowcountry

Lowcountry Digital History Initiative: Establishing Slavery in the Lowcountry
  • This legal document encrouaged African slavery in Carolina by ensuring that every freeman had "absolute" power over his "Negro slaves."
Carolina - The New Barbadians' Influence

In 1536, Portuguese explorer Pedro a Campos discovered the
island en route to Brazil. He named the island Los Barbados,
meaning the "Bearded One," after the island's fig trees,
whose long hanging aerial roots have a beard-like resemblance.

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Low country Digital History Initiative: Establishing Slavery in the Lowcountry

Low country Digital History Initiative: Establishing Slavery in the Lowcountry
  • South Carolina leaders established a slave code in 1712, based on the English slave code in Barbados

Contains information on:

  • Carolina slavery & their connection to Barbados
  • Slave demographics; Africans, Creoles, West Indians
  • Living and working Conditions
  • Resistance
The Connection - A Brief History

Contains:

  • The attempts that Anglo Barbadian
  • Albemarle Point to Charles Towne
  • Early years of colonization
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West Indies and Caribbean Map

West Indies and Caribbean Map
  • Map of West Indies and Caribbean
  • Created by Herman Moll (1732)
  • Map reveals relatively close proximity of Carolina colony and British West Indies.
  • Early settlement in Carolina was strongly influenced by trade with Barbadians and other West Indian settlers, as well as emigration from the West Indies of both planters and slaves to this new North American colony.
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Barbados 1647

Barbados 1647
  • Richard Ligon
  • He lived in Barbados in 1647-1650
  • He wrote about the enslaved society that contributed a significant number of the first permanent African descended settlers in Carolina
  • Large sugar estates identified on Ligon's map occupied the best land on the island