Slavery in the Bahamas

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Slavery existed in The Bahamas. It consisted of a variety of unpaid labour which the slaves were required to do.


Types of slave labour[edit]

Field labour[edit]

This is the most common job.[citation needed] They seem to be involved in every aspect of agricultural work, such as preparing the fields, planting, weeding, and harvesting. They also feed the cattle on the plantation.

Craftsman[edit]

Although the most skilled craftsman's post was normally reserved for whites,[citation needed] the increasing slave population resulted in more slaves filling the vacancies left by the whites. Most are situated in New Providence. Common fields include:

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