From Barbados To Carolina: Colony of a Colony

From Barbados To Carolina: The Colony Of A Colony is a documentary that outlines the relationship between Barbados, and its influences seen throughout South Carolina. Many African slaves were brought to Barbados by European colonists, and Barbados became one of the wealthiest and most popular countries in the world, due to its agricultural development of sugar. Once settlement began in the “new world,” Barbadian slaves came with the Europeans who settled in the new colony “Carolina.” There, African and European customs would blend, and become the culture known as “Gullah.” Barbados’ influence can still be seen and felt in South Carolina’s Lowcountry today. (Produced in 1999)

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Introduction

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The art of sweetgrass basket-weaving is a cherished tradition passed down from generation to generation, kept alive today by African Americans living in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. The first wave of...
Barbados' Origins
Barbados' Origins

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Barbados is a coral island, which was already known to the Spanish by 1500. A Portuguese mariner named Pedro Campos landed on the island in 1536, but the first English colonist to land on the island...
Settlement In Carolina
Settlement In Carolina

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By 1655, Barbados would become the most densely populated place on Earth. Once there was no more room for expansion on Barbados, the decision was made to fund a settlement in North America, between...
Origins Of The Gullah Language
Origins Of The Gullah Language

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The institution of slavery also made its way to South Carolina from Barbados. With the ever-growing demand for slave labor in South Carolina, colonists needed more workers from Africa to tend...
"Tuk" Music
"Tuk" Music

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“Tuk” music is a uniquely Barbadian form of music that developed as a result of severe restrictions placed on the African slaves by their plantation owners. “Tuk” music lives on today, thanks to the...
Emancipation of Slavery And Barbadian Architecture
Emancipation of Slavery And Barbadian Architecture

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The end of slavery in Barbados was a much more peaceful transition compared to how slavery ended in South Carolina. In Barbados, the slave system was traded in favor of a wage labor system. Each freed...
Barbados' Legacy In South Carolina
Barbados' Legacy In South Carolina

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The Barbadian heritage lives on in Charleston today - descendants of the slaves brought over from Barbados, and descendants of plantation owners, still currently reside in Charleston. How does...