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Jamaican Slave Relations Regarding The Commodity of Sugar

John Youngquist, Joe Heiner, Keegan Kayala, Xilin Zhang

This podcast is based off the article titled Home Grown Slaves by Sasha Turner. The podcast is in the form of a skit where two sugar plantation owners have met up to discuss the current economic stance of Jamaica. During this time the Jamaican economy was on a decline because of the lack of slaves after the ending of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. While discussing what should be done to help their plantations a slave is called into the conversation to give insight into what work is like as a pregnant sugar slave.

Sugar, Abolition, and Women

Change is hard, and a sweet substance found in our kitchens proves it. Sugar: once a backbone to the British economy and a backbreaker for slaves that cultivated it. Sugar is now grown minus slaves, but how did that change happen? In this 2014 podcast “Abolition Gone Awry”, Kaleena Sherwood, Karyna Quick, Kailey Linn, and Jill Gordon will look at the effects initial attempts had on the lives of Jamaican slave women.