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Jamaica as it used to be

Striking images - shortly to be auctioned - show the Caribbean island in the early years of photography.

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Let the History lesson begin: The original inhabitants of Jamaica were actually Arawak Indians and not the people you see today.

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from The bitter bean's Weblog

Paul Bogle – From Stony Gut to Contested Identity

Paul Bogle | a Jamaican Baptist deacon and is a National Hero of Jamaica. He was a leader of the 1865 Morant Bay Protests, which agitated for justice and fair treatment for all in Jamaica. Leading the Morant Bay rebellion, he was captured and hanged on 24 October 1865 in the Morant Bay Court House by the United Kingdom authorities.

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Jamaican History. The Maroons were a group of runaway slaves that lived in the most rugged regions of the island. They orchestrated a revolt that eventually became the first Maroon War (1690-1739). Things remained calm until the second rebellion broke out around 1760. Sam Sharpe a Baptist minister was hanged in Montego Bay for his role in the revolt.

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