The St. Kitts Slave Revolt of 1834

Until the 1830s, the dominant industry on St. Kitts was sugar, and the majority of the people living there were enslaved Africans who kept that industry going. When the act that was supposed to free them fell short of doing so, the slaves rebelled.

Topics in this Podcast: 19th century, abolition, slave uprisings, caribbean, Caribbean history, protest, British history, what the Civil War was about, revolts, slavery