In 1831 samuel sharpe led a christmas day general strike for wages and better working conditions after the strikers' demands were ignored, however, the strike turned to open rebellion by tens of thousands of slaves, who looted and burned plantations into january 1832 before being defeated by british troops. The christmas rebellion or the baptist war year:1831 samuel sharpe was a slave throughout his life, though he was allowed to become a well- educated baptist deacon. The emancipation wars rebellion in jamaica which took place in december 1831 the order in which the three christmas/sam sharpe rebellion (). 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.
One of jamaica's national heroes, rev sam sharpe, after whom montego bay's city square is named, is celebrated for his leadership role in the famous christmas rebellion of slaves in 1831, a few years before emancipation. The 1831 christmas rebellion started in st james and spread throughout the entire island the rebellion started on december 28 and lasted 8 days sam sharpe was eventually captured and hung at the parade in montego bay (now renamed sam sharpe square. More than 200 plantations in the north of jamaica were attacked as 20,000 enslaved people seized control of large chunks of land 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.
In 1975 two more heroes were created: sam sharpe, who wound up leading the 1831 christmas rebellion and nanny, leader of the windward maroons as recently as october 2000, a new committee for consideration of national heroes, the advisory committee for the purpose of the order of national hero, was established. The christmas rebellion of 1831, jamaica a picture of the parish of stthomas where the morant bay rebellion occurred cause of the rebellion slideshow 2612031 by eyad. About samuel sharpe sam sharpe, or 'daddy' sam sharpe, as he was also known, is remembered for his leading role in the christmas revolution of 1831 sharpe, a creole slave, was born in montego bay, jamaica in 1801. The jamaica christmas rebellion in 1831, it was now jamaica's turn was the slave leader behind the widespread jamaican baptist war slave rebellion of 1831.
On this day in history, 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 mobilized as many as 60,000 of jamaica's 300,000 slaves it was led by a black baptist preacher. 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. Sam sharpe or christmas rebellion 1831 this uprising in jamaica was the largest in the caribbean in terms of the number of enslaved people involved, illustrating.
Jamaica, the baptist missionary reverend william knibb, (1803-1845) was an outspoken opponent of slavery in jamaica hated by the white community on the island, a capital charge for inciting rebellion was brought against him after the slave revolt of 1831. In december 1831, sharpe began a protest after his belief that the british parliament had granted freedom to jamaica but the local planters had ignored it the christmas rebellion, otherwise known. What are the main causes of the jamaica revolt in 1831what are the main causes of the jamaica revolt in 1831.
Informative guide to the history of caribbean: slave rebellion throughout history, jamaica was home to more slave rebellions than all of the other british islands combined. Occurred during the christmas season of 1831 was an important step in jamaica's abolition of slavery 2 the slaves involved in this rebellion were the adherents to baptist and other christian missions.
The baptist war, also known as the christmas rebellion, was an eleven-day rebellion that mobilized as many as sixty thousand of jamaica's three hundred thousand slaves in 1831-1832 it was considered the largest slave rebellion in the british caribbean the name christmas rebellion came from the. In the christmas/sam sharpe rebellion of 1831, slaves destroyed the house and it was left in ruins for over a century john rollins, a wealthy american, bought the property in 1966, and restored the house to its former grandeur. The rebellion, which started in december, 1831, was timed to have maximum impact, as sharpe knew that if the ripe cane was not cut it would be ruined sharpe suggested that the enslaved people did not go back to work after their three day christmas holiday.