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    Default red legs, poor scots of the west indies

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlegs

    this article writes about them as if they are no longer on this earth but there still are small numbers in several islands that were around well into the 1950s and up until this very day they can be found.
    if you read the articles attached to this wiki article this is much more info

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    You say they finally died out? I am surprised that they survived as long as they did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eburos View Post
    You say they finally died out? I am surprised that they survived as long as they did.
    no brethren i say they still live to this day, you can find them in several islands mainly barbados in small numbers, i am upset that most articles on them states that they are no longer with us like ghosts of the past but you can still find some.

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    Reminds me of those poor whites that could hardly eke out a living from the rocky soil of the Ozark mountains.
    While in the lowlands the plantations controlled all of the arable land for cotton production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eburos View Post
    Reminds me of those poor whites that could hardly eke out a living from the rocky soil of the Ozark mountains.
    While in the lowlands the plantations controlled all of the arable land for cotton production.
    they are often compared as such, in fact one of the articles attached to the wiki article i think states that.
    the slave masters of the american colonies were the same as the caribbean colonies so the pattern does not change much,
    think about how in america they say red neck to describe poor whites,
    red legs are similiar in that sense

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    Music happen to be the food of love
    Sounds to really make you rub and scrub

    I say: Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side
    Pass the Dutchie on the left hand side
    It a gonna burn, give me music make me jump and prance
    It a go done, give me the music make me rock in the dance

    how does feel when you got no food!!

    thats a great track big up up

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    song on dedicated to the indentured servants and slaves of barbados

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLLH1i5_LlQ
    Last edited by blan; 07-19-2010 at 05:48 AM.

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    documentary on the subject and interviews with people of the red leg community in barbados

    http://www.moondance.tv/broadcast-barbados.htm

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