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Africans to the Caribbean
Transcript of Africans to the Caribbean
The main Push Factor of bringing African slave to the Caribbean was war and famine. In these times of war and starvation, desperate families sold both children and adults.
Gravity Model There is no gravity model because the migration from Africa to the Caribbean was a forced migration. Intervening Obstacles and/or Opportunities The intervening obstacles were that a lot of slaves on
the boats got diseases or suffered from hunger. The opportunities were that once they were emancipated they could start a new life. Attitudes toward Immigrants They were happy to see all the immigrants come in because it means more workers to put on their plantation farms and factories. Rebellion The African slave population quickly began to outnumber the Europeans and Native Americans. The proportion of slaves ranged from about one third in Cuba, to more than 90% in many of the islands. Slave rebellions were common. As slave rebellions became more frequent, European investors lost money. The costs of maintaining slavery grew higher when the European governments sent in armed forces to quell the revolts. Chain Migration Most of the people who live in the Caribbean are African descendants of people who immigrated there set a good place to live for their descendants. Sources http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080406192300AAP40ax
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