• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Morant Bay Rebellion - Conditions in Jamaica in the 1860's

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The Morant Bay Rebellion Conditions in Jamaica in the 1860's In the 1860's the conditions in Jamaica were very bad. The small farmers and plantation owners were affected by drought. The small farms also had to pay greater taxes and were only allowed to farm poor soil because no one would sell fertile land to black people. They were victims of injustice from the government and planters. A petition was sent to Queen Victoria in Britain because of the amount of protests. ...read more.

Middle

Bogle and his friends captured 3 of the policemen and sent them back with a message that they would to Morant Bay the next day and discuss injustices. Bogle and 300 other armed men were told not to enter and when they disobeyed a fight broke out and 27 people including the Custos were killed. Governor Eyre declared marital law. The militia and soldiers went on rampage searching for Bogle and the other men. Short Term Consequences After Bogles response some of the short-term consequences included that over 1000 peoples homes had been burnt to the ground, Gordon was arrested and was hanged on 23 October with no evidence that he had been involved. ...read more.

Conclusion

To stop outbreaks of lawlessness children were given education which taught them that all Whites were superior and anything coming from Europe was much better than anything or anyone of African descent. Some families could not afford school fees so they were stopped to encourage more children to go to school. The councils did not mind when spending on education went down because of the continued strikes, riots, poverty and homelessness as they were only concerned for their own property and wealth. The plan of using education to stop rebellion had failed. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Charlotte Bronte section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Charlotte Bronte essays

  1. How are suffering and injustice presented in the openingchapters of

    For example, in chapter one, when John cannot find Jane, eventually when her hiding place has been discovered he first of all makes her call him "Master Reed", although he is only fourteen years of age, (only four years older than Jane).

  2. Comparing the short stories, "An Arrest" and "Napoleon and the Spectre"

    Bierce adds further mystery and fear by showing how composed the character Orrin Brower is, "opening the outer door walking out into the night," making an almost impossible task sound simple, building a further sense of dread.. In contrast Napoleon and the spectre similarly contains an engaging opening paragraph.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work