Bussa Rebellion

Topics: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, William Wilberforce Pages: 2 (589 words) Published: May 10, 2011
Slavery is a form of forced labour in which people are considered to be the property of others. Slaves can be held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase or birth, and deprived of the right to leave, to refuse to work, or to demand wages. The Bussa rebellion was short-lived. There were a number of reasons for which this rebellion had taken place. The reasons included the mistreatment of the slaves by the slaves by the planters, the desire to acquire freedom of the slaves and great encouragement from the slaves who rebelled in the St. Domingue revolt. The rebellion was well lead and organized by the head ranger on the bayley’s plantation called by the name Bussa. He was entrusted with great authority by the manager over his fellow blacks. Despite of these privileges he still remembered he was enslaved like his fellow workers. So he used it to his advantage to organize a rebellion so that they could be free of slavery. The position of Bussa on the plantation and his advantage to organize a rebellion left the enslaved with two options; continue working on the plantation or rebel against the planters and acquire their freedom. Like any sensible human being on earth they chose to rebel against the planters. Rebelling wasn’t like ‘taking milk from a baby’ it was very difficult for the enslaved. They then had to face the consequences of the outcome of the rebellion. Quite a few of the consequences didn’t favor the enslaved although they outnumbered the whites in population. I believe it started with the early absence of their leader Bussa who died shortly after the rebellion started. Also, the whites were equip with superior weaponry to those of the enslaved making it harder task for them. Causes of the Bussa rebellion

Like most human things that were captured against their will and forced to obey their so-called master finally seeks the desire for freedom. This was the case of the slaves on the Bayley’s plantation and all slaves in general....
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