Home / Tag Archives: Haitian revolution

Tag Archives: Haitian revolution

Kangalee: Why capitalism is the new slavery; and emancipation revolution remains unfinished

“[…] The very prosperity that slavery brought to British capital was to eventually make slavery redundant. The capital accumulated throughout slavery led to investments in science, technology and engineering, created the industrial revolution, brought into being productive forces based on machinery, speeded up the process of proletarianisation of the British …

Read More »

From romance to reality: Why we deserve the truth about Compte de Lopinot and his “contented slaves”

Responding to the National Trust’s declaration to elevate the Lopinot Historical Complex to a heritage site, a Trinidad Guardian article in 2013 commended the villagers for preserving vital elements of the built landscape of early nineteenth century. Presumably, the “colourful history” to which the writer alluded is the abstract on …

Read More »

Balderdash and intellectual acrobatics; Fergus responds to Baldeosingh on race and Afro-history

“[Kevin] Baldeosingh […] uncritically regurgitates the defunct racist hypothesis that ‘darker-skinned people’ are judged less intelligent and ‘more primitive’ than ‘fairer-skinned people’. “[…] During the first century of this era, Ethiopians were the majority in the town of Barygasa (now Baruch) in western India. By the time of the Mughal …

Read More »