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Social stratification and social mobility caribbean studies

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  • 1. Social Stratification and Social Mobility in the Caribbean Planters (plantocracy) Upper income groups Upper stratum wealthy property owners Whites book-keepers, overseers, agents Upper Stratum Artisans, merchants, middlemen Professionals Middle Stratum Blacks coloureds & Free African Slaves Artisans, pharmacists, shopkeepers Free blacks lawyers, merchants, small Mulattoes Middle Stratum entrepreneurs Lower stratum Domestic slaves Lower Stratum blue collar/working class Activity: Answer these questions in your note books or on the overleaf. Chattel/property of slave owner Field slaves 1. What factor determined whether or not a slave was a filed slave or a domestic slave? Figure 3 - blacks -coloureds Indians, Chinese 2. What period of Caribbean history does figure two best represent? Figure 1 3. Complete the following table. Figure 1 Planters (plantocracy) Figure 2 Figure 3 Factor used to rank groups Upper stratum Open or closed Whites book-keepers, overseers, agents Type of status Artisans, merchants, middlemen 4. Identify the stratum in which a wealthy, light skinned educated, mulatto would fall in figure two. 5. What factors are primarily responsible for emergence of the type of social stratification evident in figure three?
  • 2. Free coloureds & Free blacks Artisans, pharmacists, shopkeepers lawyers, merchants, small entrepreneurs Middle stratum Domestic slaves Lower Stratum Blacks/African slaves Chinese, Indians Figure 2 Field slaves Indentured Labourers

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