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Old May 18th, 2020, 09:57 PM
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The Jamaican insurrections of 1760–1761, and further uprisings there in 1765 and 1766, were among the largest and most consequential of these.

The aims and tactics employed by the rebels made it clear to observers that many had been soldiers in Africa. As John Thornton has argued, “Africans with military experience played an important role in revolts, if not by providing all of the rebels, at least by providing enough to stiffen and increase the viability of revolts.” Beyond one or two exceptional leaders, whole cadres of people had military training and discipline, or had at least gained knowledge of defensive tactics in Africa. Indeed, many American slave revolts might be seen as extensions of African wars. Casting them as such does more than assert the importance of Africa in the making of the Atlantic world; it helps to reveal how complex networks of migration, belonging, transregional power, and conflict gave the political history of the 18th century some of its distinctive contours. Recognizing slave revolt as a species of warfare is the first step toward a new cartography of Atlantic slavery.

This foolishness that Jamaicans have some special war gene, is dismissed by hidden history. It cleary shows we were enslaved africans from diverse tribes skilled at war who had two options upon arriving in Jamaica. 1) Die working on a plantation or 2) Die revolting against dying on a plantation.

The outcome is schizophrenic offsprings with personality disorders that kick off in any enviroment, to go to war. Exhibited in competitive sports that become natural cultural outlets of this practice.

It is thus a small step for Brown to conclude that “recognizing slave revolt as a species of warfare is the first step toward a new cartography of Atlantic slavery

The Navy brought the full resources of transatlantic empire to bear against the rebels,” Brown writes, “articulating the local conflict to the wider war.

"Good things come out of the garrisons" after his daughter won the 100m Gold For Jamaica.

"It therefore is useless and pointless, unless it is for share malice and victimisation to arrest and charge a 92-year-old man for such a simple offence. There is nothing morally wrong with this man smoking a spliff; the only thing wrong is that it is still on the law books," said Chevannes.

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