Sam sharpe or christmas rebellion 1831 planning his plan was originally one of passive resistance, where the workers would refuse to work on christmas day unless they received pay and their grievances about working conditions were acknowledged. Samuel sharpe, or sharp (1801 - 23 may 1832), also known as sam sharpe, was an enslaved african jamaican man who was the leader of the widespread 1832 baptist war slave rebellion (also known as the christmas rebellion) in jamaica. Causes of the rebellion there are several reasons for the 1831 revolt in jamaica one of the main reasons given for the revolt was that the enslaved was led to believe that emancipation was being withheld. 1831 sam sharpe rebellion/baptist war books abbott, reverend thomas f a narrative of certain events connected with the late disturbances in jamaica, and the charges preferred against the baptist missionaries in that island: being the substance of a letter to the secretary of the baptist missionary society, dated march 13, 1832.
Punishment for slaves in the 1830/1831 slave rebellion in jamaica led by the national hero samuel sharpe most were sentenced to death or lashes no less than a 100 and these now constitute what. The baptist war, also known as the christmas rebellion, the christmas uprising and the great jamaican slave revolt of 1831-32, was an eleven-day rebellion that started on 25 december 1831 and involved up to 60,000 of the 300,000 slaves in jamaica. For over 43 years, starting from 1975 when the rt excellent samuel sharpe was declared national hero, the sam sharpe rebellion 1831/32 and the morant bay rebellion of 1865 — 33 years apar t. Sam sharpe was a man of immense faith and courage and his legacy was recognised by the jamaican authorities when he was made a national hero in 1975 rosemarie davidson-gotobed - interview (audio) click here to listen part 1.
Samuel sharpe, a creole slave, was born in montego bay in 1801 although he was a slave he had learned to read and write and he read many newspapers he learnt from the newspapers that some people in england wanted to end slavery. For several years now, beginning around the year 1975 when sam sharpe, the leader of the 1831-32 rebellion, was declared a national hero, pilgrimages have been made to kensington estate — the. This was a feature of the 1816 bussa rebellion on barbados and the 1831 christmas rebellion in jamaica led by sam sharpe the most important of all the slave rebellions was the revolution that occurred in the french colony of st domingue in 1791. The rebellion was fomented through the agitation and activism of a slave, sam sharpe what sharpe intended as a peaceful protest ended in violence an estimated 14 whites died in the two weeks of the revolt, but more than 500 black slaves lost their lives, many in the trials that followed.
Sam sharpe lecture 'rebellion and righteousness - the foundations of faith' 7 october 2015: roehampton university whenever i have the privilege of talking about an iconic figure my immediate tendency is to paint their achievements on a much wider canvas. Memorial for slave rebellion at fold3com - slave owners lived in fear of slave revolts, a fear which was far from unfounded: from the amistad mutiny to the underground railroad, american slaves led by themselves or with the help of abolitionists staged many instances of revolt and resistance. Samuel sam sharpe (or daddy sharpe) led a rebellion which led to the end of legal slavery in the british colony of jamaica records of who his parents were have been lost sharpe was a slave of an english attorney and namesake who practiced in montego bay sharpe was baptized and. The jamaica slave rebellion of i 83 i io9 creatures of inferior intelligence family life was discouraged to demonstrate the intrinsically animal nature of the negro.
The uprising that was led by sam sharpe was not an immediate success unlike the haitian revolt, sharpe's uprising was meant to be a non-violent one sharpe's plan was that the slaves in jamaica. The christmas rebellion of 1831 causes there was a rumour among slaves in jamaica that stated that british government's abolition decrees were being ignored or undermined by the planters and the local government. Those three were the bussa rebellion in barbados, easter 1816, the demerara revolt in guyana, august 1823, and the sam sharpe rebellion in jamaica which took place in december 1831.
The sam sharpe rebellion: causes of the rebellion there are several reasons for the 1831 revolt in jamaica one of the main reasons given for the revolt was that the enslaved was led to believe that emancipation was being withheld. The rebels were led by samuel sharpe the main rebellion lasted 10 days but it took british troops the whole of january, 1832 to restore order the main rebellion lasted 10 days but it took british troops the whole of january, 1832 to restore order. Sam sharpe was born a slave in montego bay in 1801 despite this status however, he had learned to read and write it was while reading some of his owner's old newspapers that sharpe learnt that various people in england were campaigning against the system of slavery.
In that age of sailing ships, the governor's despatch detailing the sam sharpe uprising reached the british government on february 19, 1832, and was published in full only three days later in the london extraordinary gazette. After all of the planning and preparing by sam sharpe and the slaves that followed him, the rebellion began on december 27, 1831 the slaves had conducted numerous meetings under the guise of. The sam sharpe rebellion: causes of the rebellion there are several reasons for the 1831 revolt in jamaica one of the main reasons given for the revolt was that the.
Samuel sharpe, was an enslaved person who fought for freedom by organising a general strike in jamaica he was born in jamaica in 1801 and brought up in montego bay he was a literate and well respected deacon who was in charge of a missionary chapel in montego bay. Samuel sharpe was the main instigator of the 1831 slave rebellion, which began on the kensington estate in st james and which was largely instrumental in bringing about the abolition of slavery because of his intelligence and leadership qualities, sam sharpe became a daddy, or leader of the.