How Black People Were Boiled In Hot Sugar-Juice As Punishment During Slavery

With every passing day, we get to uncover the numerous evils perpetrated against Black people by the Caucasians of this world. With each new history lesson, we are shocked beyond our imagination.

Africa’s history spans beyond the slave era, back into thousands of years. We are not ignorant of the fact that we the Black continent was beautiful, glorious and noble. But as we tell our glorious stories, we must also call out and tell our young and unborn people about the wickedness that we have suffered as a race. This knowledge will inform our decision on how we interact with our oppressors.

Some of the worst atrocities that happened to our people during the slavery era, happened in the plantations. It ranged from breeding farms where male and females relatives were matched to have sex and reproduce, to the rape, murder, and killing of men, women, and children. In the plantations, the Black people who were taken into slavery were reduced below animals and suffered the worst fate known to man.

According to records in the British museum, slaves were boiled in sugar vats, as punishment in the Carribean (West Indies).

In the 18th, 19th, and 20th century, the Caribbean had large amounts of Sugar Plantations and fields. Enslaved Africans were the major source of the labor on the plantations, and they worked all day round, planting, harvesting, milling them in the sugar refineries.

The Planting of Sugar cane in the Caribbean (Barbados) started in the 1640s and was basically farmed by a combination of Africans and Prisoners from the British Isles. The elites would later find a way to reach Africa and steal Black people who they brought to the Plantations to work.

The process of planting and processing sugarcane was very tedious. Many enslaved Africans died of disease, malnutrition, exhaustion or were killed by slavers who wanted to teach others a lesson.

In this particular instance, an enslaved African was unwell and could not work on the plantation. The plantation overseer would not have any of that, because he wanted more output and profit for his masters, so he decided to throw the young African into a boiling vat of sugar and pinned him down with a stick so that the sick young man could drown a bit.

The overseer’s words were: “B-t your black Eyes! what you can’t work because you’re not well? – but I’ll give you a warm bath, to cure your Ague, & a Curry-combing afterwards to put Spunk into you.”

Painting And Depiction of The Boiling Of Slaves In The Caribbean | Source: The British Museum

After boiling him on the sugar juice, the overseer brought him out and whipped him so much that it took the young enslaved African another six months to recover from the wounds and scalding on his skin.

In a debate by Wilberforce, for the abolishment of slavery on 18th April 1791, he confirmed the evil punishment of boiling slaves by saying that: “an overseer . . . threw a slave into the boiling cane juice, who died in four days; he was not punished otherwise than by replacing the slave, and being dismissed the service.”

This and many more evil was carried out on the Africans who worked on the sugar plantations. A doctor, named James Ramsay, who worked in the sugar plantations in St Kitts, made some shocking revelations as to how slaves were treated by the overseers. In a book he wrote he gave a gorry but detailed account of it all: “The ordinary punishments of slaves, for the common crimes of neglect, absence from work, eating the sugar cane, theft, are cart whipping, beating with a stick, sometimes to the breaking of bones, the chain, an iron crook about the neck… a ring about the ankle, and confinement in the dungeon. There have been instances of slitting of ears, breaking of limbs, so as to make amputation necessary, beating out of eyes, and castration… In short, in the place of decency, sympathy, morality, and religion; slavery produces cruelty and oppression. It is true, that the unfeeling application of the ordinary punishments ruins the constitution, and shortens the life of many a poor wretch.”

Conclusion:

These devilish scenarios have continued to hunt our people till this date. Even though Black people who are alive today did not experience these atrocities directly in those days, the wickedness of Caucasians today is a vivid reminder that nothing has really changed.

Till date, Africans are still taken into slavery and treated like animals. Black people are still killed in their numbers and there is little or no justice system that fights for the right of the Black man all over the world.

Therefore, Black people must come together just like the Jews did, to reclaim their destiny and protect themselves and land against all forms of attack. It is a duty we ourselves, to stand together, or we will forever be scorned.

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15 comments

  1. There’s not a moment I’m seeing HATE and DESTROY in my LIFE from EVIL WHITE PEOPLE That want to erase us from the planet

    1. This is just…But in reference to what Keith stated. We are erasing ourselves Keith. My husband had to console a mother because the car six teenagers were in was riddled with 68 bullets from other teenagers they all went to school with. Sixty-eight!!! And for what, a stupid argument at football game. So, yes as messed up and highly disturbing this article may be. It’s gonna be a very, very long time for “Black” people get together like the Jews did. Or do.

  2. I hear what has been done and it breaks my heart everytime but my question to the site editors is “what is the conclusion you want us the readers to draw? That all/most whites should not be trusted? That us black people could never stoop to the levels that they did had the tables been turned? Just curious because I would definitely disagree.I believe that all humans are more in common than we think when it comes to our capacity for selfishness and hatred.

    1. Perhaps lessons describing the kinds of torture Black people suffered in these Americas should be included in the “ American” history books so that today’s whites and blacks can look back on the type of animals these white overseas were. So that Americans could realize that their “ God Fearing” realatives , slave owners and overseas Who claimed to be Christians were really cursed devils. If America really had a conscience “ Black Lives would matter now and this country’s BIGOTRY would have ceased.

  3. I understand where you are coming from. Me myself I have had to dight all my life. I kmow what it is like ro be black. I use to live in Santa Monica, Ca and the white people out there pretend to accept blacks but it all to keep there reputation. But otherwise they don’t want blacks out there. I had to take my respect while living there. They did everything they thought they could get away with. Today I live in Inglewood, Ca I lived there for 18 year’s. But I left my mark there. They know who I am.

  4. BRAD says:
    September 23, 2019 at 7:40 am
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    GOT DAMN IT DIDNT WE SHARE WITH US OF HOW
    DIABOLICAL AND EVIL
    OUR ENEMIES ARE?

    SHIT THEY ARE SO MFING EVIL, THEY OPENLY USED
    KEN NORTON THE BOXER
    TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR EVIL IN THE MOTION PICTURE “MANDINGO”
    BECAUSE THAT WAS THE ROLE MUHAMMAD ALI,
    THE HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMP AND WARRIOR FREEDOM FIGHTER REFUSED TO PLAY IN THE MOVIE
    “MANDINGO”

    SO THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BOGEYMAN OR A DEVIL CAUSE WHITE PEOPLE WILL CREATE A PROBLEM JUST TO PLACE THE DEVALUING ACT OF EVIL UPON THE WORLD AND THE DEVIL APPEARS

    D–EVIL
    E
    V
    A
    L
    U
    EVIL

    D–EVIL

    WE ARE ORIGINAL
    PEOPLE OF CREATION !
    #POOC

  5. When it comes to religion, holy days and customs African Americans are following the traditions of those who enslaved us. Scripture says come from among them and touch no unclean thing, and I will accept you, says the Eternal.

  6. This is heartbreaking. I have no doubt that black people experience mistreatment. I have seen it with my own eyes. Please know that all “white” people are not oppressors. I’ve seen black people kill their own…. mistreat their own… I’ve also seen love and respect between races.. we’re People, for God’s sake. We all deserve love and respect. Why is it important that we dig up old stuff to remind us of pain and suffering? There are times when it makes sense, but why now? More division? More hate?

  7. It’s ashame to hear how black people were treated as slaves by whites. It makes you want to hurt whites in the same way. But I was taught to forgive, but not forget. For the cruel and wicked will have their judgement day.

  8. The past is the past, ALL people have it in them to be cruel/evil if they really want to..God wants us to make the right decision and get along.. people get so butthurt nowadays over such trivial crap..kids get participation trophies for standing out there, playing in dirt, and picking their nose..Is this what it’s coming to? Cuz, I don’t want no parts of it..Lord, take me now, so I can be in Heaven, looking down on all the fools.. smh ~Grow up people!!

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