Listen: On This Day in History: Tula, Leader of the Curacao Slave Revolt, Was Executed
"Seventeen ninety five to a leader of the cure so slave revolt was executed cure so is an island in the Caribbean sea the air walk indigenous peoples from South America. are thought to have moved to the island many hundreds of years ago in fourteen ninety nine. Spaniard Alonzo `Hada arrived on the island with an expedition addition marking the first time Europeans visited curious though the Spanish then colonized the island which at that time was inhabited by the do joe a coastal type of air walk people the Spanish enslave the cockatiels incent them to Hispaniola but by sixteen thirty four the Dutch coach occupied the island cures though was a major port of trade for the Dutch west India company that included the trade of enslaved people which was the the main business of the island most of enslaved Africans who came through we're bought and sold and cure so and were taken to other islands in the Dutch west indies in Spanish colonies. Some of those enslaved Africans did remain on the island and worked on plantations. There was a large number for of enslaved people on the island but there were also many menu missions and many free people of Color and black people also lived in cure so and some of them even even owned enslaved people. They're worse labor volts incur- so in the eighteenth century including minor ones in seventeen sixteen seventeen fifty and seventeen seventy four one of the most significant revolts incur- so's history is the one that began on August seventeenth seventeen ninety five about fifty enslaved. People who worked on the plantation refused to work and went to nearby plantations together more supporters. There were several reasons that the unrest among enslaved people have reached this point Dutch planters were imposing more restrictions on enslaved people to increase productivity and profit they forced enslaved people to work on Sundays and they hired enslaved people out to others slave owners also collectively punished enslaved enslaved people for the offense of a single person on top of the conflict swelling around those changes in slave people and curious though also received word of the anti slavery and anti colonial uprisings in the French colony Asano monk or present day Haiti as well as the defeat of the Dutch by French revolutionary forces in seventeen ninety five as revolts and conspiracies took place in the French and Spanish Caribbean the spirit of revolution spread throughout the region and enslaved man named to reportedly knew about the French and Haitian revolutions and spoke about them to Louis Mercier Bastian and car Pata and pays relic. How were all instrumental in the revolt is not clear whether the revolt was the result of a planned conspiracy or happened spontaneously painlessly but the strike on the net plantation turned into a widespread revolt at its height the revolt involved about two thousand enslaved people out of the twelve thousand who lived on the island some free black people and maroons or fugitives who live in independent communities also joined the revolt against the colonists at first colonial authorities turned to a Roman Catholic priest named Father Shink to help with negotiations but revolt leaders did not budge on their calls for freedom negotiations failed the Dutch decided to use armed force and turned to white colored and black militias to suppress the rebellion. The insurgents claimed that support would be arriving from Saddam but by late September the revolt had been suppressed pressed the leaders of the rebellion including Tula mercy and carpet had been captured to white people have been killed while around one hundred under enslaved people were murdered. Tula was tortured on the rack and forced to confess that he planned to kill all white people incur- so and then he was executed suited other revolt leaders were also put to brutal death after the revolt colonial authorities made efforts to roll back some of the harsh labor practices. This is imposed on enslaved people that led to the rebellion though there was a little anti slavery resistance incur- so in the years after the seventeen ninety five revolt there weren't many major slave revolts on the island throughout the nineteenth century. Slavery was abolished and cure so in eighteen sixty three. I'm"