Thursday, July 14, 2016

Before 1900

Jamaican life before the 1900's - the African influence.

The African influence is noticeable. The British style of slavery was one we could call a system based upon speed, economy of space and disposable commodities (people). African retention is a marvel wherever it shows itself. It is the how it was done in the chaos and terror of being bustled about as property while trying to maintain sanity, focus and the drive to live as you knew you were meant to. Being in an unstable environment far from home created mentalities lost to succeeding generations, but the impact, though lessened somewhat over time, is a presence upon the land. Thus, an explanation of how Africa is transported from one life to another, one generation to another and one era to another!

Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories

May 11, 2016

Jamaican life before the 1900's - washing clothes.


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