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Free villages, free peasants and the emergence of Crown Colony government (Form 4)

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  • Q1

    How does the The Oxford English Dictionary define a peasant?

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    A poor smallholder or agricultural labourer of low social status.

    A rich major landowner or agricultural entrepeneur of high social status.

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  • Q2

    What is relevant about former slaves in the Caribbean becoming peasants

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  • Q3

    What connects together when talking about emancipated Africans  becoming free peasants in the Caribbean. 

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  • Q4

    The rise of the peasant class had only positive effects, no poverty and good educational progress.

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  • Q5

    Starting which year did most peasant communities in the Caribbean start to develop?

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  • Q6

    What did free peasants, first from African descent and later from Indian, prove with their labour?

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    That only the major crops could be grown succesfully and not the other ones. 

    That other crops could be grown succesfully with the major export crops.

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  • Q7

    What connects together when talking about the political influence of the free peasants in the Caribbean during the 18th century.

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  • Q8

    What is a good definition of an agrarian society?

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  • Q9

    What obstacle prevented the rise of an independent peasantry in Belize during the 19th century?

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    The British government passed a law that enabled blacks to own smaller plots of land.

    There was more than enough land to buy or squat on for the former enslaved.

    Cultivable land was close to the markets where produce could be sold.

    The timber industry, particularly mahogany exports, provided employment for the ex-slaves.

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  • Q10

    In what year did emancipation occur in the Dutch colonies?

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  • Q11

    The most powerful enabling factor in the creation of free villages was the determination of the freed Africans to attain real freedom.

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  • Q12

    Why is it, concerning free villages, important to note that by 1840 many of the black people of the West Indies were attending churches?

    Churches needed land that had to be bought by the former slaves.

    Shared beliefs are never enough to make people a community.

    The proximity to other people was enough to create a community. 

    Shared beliefs and values can make people into a community.

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  • Q13

    What is connected together when going deeper into the free villages in the West Indies after emancipation

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  • Q14

    What are metayers exactly?

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  • Q15

    Which crop explains why the pace of village development was slower in islands like, Antigua, Barbados and St. Kitts?

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