Foreign News: Empire Day

Great Britain's colonial administrators have had for 100 years the vexing and recurrent problem of the whites and blacks in Jamaica, her largest West Indian possession. Anticipating complete emancipation by seven years, Jamaica's slaves first rose in a quickly-crushed rebellion in 1831. Independent white planters, resentful of London interference, vehemently opposed the British Abolition of Slavery Act of 1833, kept the blacks in serfdom if not in slavery until 1865. That year they had the man's-size job of quelling a first-class black revolution in which 608 people were killed. Jamaica legend has it that some Negro participants in that revolt hid...

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