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Port Royal Jamaica was a popular landing location for the Transatlantic Slave Trade due to its close proximity to Africa and Europe and Sugarcane profitability. Among the enslaved people aboard the ships, children were included in the demographics. Two popular ships that landed at Port Royal were the Worsley Gally and the Alert. The Worsley Gally landed with 18 children out of the 294 enslaved people on the ship. Children were not as prominent as the adults going to the Caribbean due to the short life span and heavy workload of the Sugar Cane Plantations. Children were seen as a liability and burden to Plantation Owners.
Columbus State University
Slavery, Transatlantic Slave Trade
Buchanan, Victoria; Smith, Jamesha; and Mullins, Katelyn, "Steps They Took" (2020). History from Below: Memorialization Projects. 35.