1500-1799 | Burning crops | Burning villages | Saint Vincent | Starvation campaigns

Genocide on St. Vincent – ‘The savages will be starved into compliance’

27 July 1796 On 27 July 1796, Major General Hunter, commanding 3000 British troops on the island of St. Vincent, launched the final phase of a campaign to expel the Black Caribs, a population originating from both the indigenous Indian population and escaped slaves, from their land. As the Scots Magazine explained to its readers, the general…