• Maurice Robinson

Timeline of Movements Revolts Rebellions against Capitalism



1500-1900: Revolts

1900-2010: Movements

1500-1600: The revolt of slaves in the West Indies

1522: Revolt in San Domingo

1530: Revolt in Mexico

1550: Revolt in Peru

1550: Appearance of the Maroons

1560: Byano Revolt in Central America

1600: Revolt of Maroons

1655-1758: War between the British and the Maroons

1655: Revolt of 1500 Maroons in Jamaica

1663: Land given Jamaican Maroons

1664 – 1738: Maroons fight British in Jamaica

1674: Revolt in Barbados

1679: Revolt in Haiti

1679 – 1782: Maroons in Haiti organized

1691 – Revolt in Haiti

1692: Revolt in Barbados

1695: Palmares: Revolt in Brazil

1702: Revolt in Barbados

1711: Blacks fight French in Brazil

1715 – 1763: Revolts in Surinam

1718: Revolt in Haiti

1719: Revolt in Brazil

1738: Treaty with Maroons

1750: British free trade in human flesh

1757: The loot of India begins

1774: American association against the slave trade

1763: Black Caribs revolt

1775: The American Revolution

1779: Haitians help the United States Revolution

1780: French Treaty with Maroons

1789: The French Revolution

1791-1798: Revolt of Toussaint L’Ouverture

1791: Dominican revolt

1791-1803: Haitian Revolution

1794: Cuban revolt

1794: Dominican revolt

1795: Maroons rebel

1796: St. Lucia revolt

1792 – 1815: Reaction in France and the rise and fall of Napoleon

1800-1900: Capitalism and the factory system in England

1800: Gabriel Rebellion

1807: Abolition of the British slave trade

1816: Barbados revolt

1822: Denmark Vesey Rebellion

1828-1837: Revolts in Brazil

1830: The Cotton Kingdom

1831: Nat Turner Revolt

1833-1838: British abolition of slavery

1840 – 1845: Haiti helps Bolivar

1844-1893: Dominican revolt

1846: Repeal of the British Corn Laws; free trade

1861: Revolt in Jamaica

1863: Emancipation in America

1884: Imperial colonialism

1895: War in Cuba

1900’s: Pan African Congresses

1906: Herero Revolt

1908: Springfield Rebellion

1919: Chicago Rebellion

1919: Elaine Massacre

1921: Tulsa Oklahoma Bombings

1943: Detroit Rebellions

1960: Sharpeville Massacre

1967: Detroit Rebellions

1967: Newark Rebellions

1960’s: African Leaders achieved independence from colonial powers

1950-60’s: Civil Rights Movement in America

1970’s: Black Power Movement

1970: Jackson State killings

1970’s: Apartheid in South Africa

1976: Notting Hill Rebellion

1980’s: Cold War

1992: L.A Rebellions

2013: Black Lives Matter Movement

2014: Ferguson Rebellion

2015: Baltimore Rebellion

2020: George Floyd/ Brianna Taylor Rebellions


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