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Unformatted text preview: Caribbean: Till 1650 more than half of English went to Indies Sugar took over from Tobacco in 1640s English sugar consumption per capita 1650 was 1lb / 1770 was 25lbs Single crop mandates import everything from mainland Slaves more productive than indentured 1 of every 2 died on an annual basis By 1700 250,000 slaves in islands Forced many middle class whites out by 1650s Unit 1 Lecture Two Hollinger 1301 Hybrid 10 Cash-cow of the English Business System (empire)...
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