2007.11.15 - Property and Liberty

2007.11.15 - Property and Liberty - [PROPERTY &...

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[ ] History 119 · Discussion 301 · Platt November 15, 2007 D EGREES OF “F REEDOM - Europeans: - monarch - limited to who they can marry - nobility - merchants - serfdom - servant - bondsman - galley slaves - Revocation of Edict of Nantes, 1685: Huguenots - they would be slaves for a specified period of time - Non-Europeans - Dum Diversas, June 18 th , 1452 – Pope Nicolas V - We grant you, with our Apostolic Authority, full and free permission to enslave anyone you want - muslims - Africans N EW M ARKETS I - sugar - Madeira, Canary Islands, Azores: - by 1468, M sugar sold in England & Flanders - Caribbean - Columbus brought cane with him - 1625: Dutch bring sugar - Becomes world’s largest source of sugar - Haiti largest producer - Brazil - by 1540 - Sugar Production - Madeira, Sao Tome, Brazil N EW M ARKETS II - coffee: - 1615: Venetian traders bring coffee to Europe - 1715: French plant coffee on Martinique - 1718: Dutch plant coffee on Surinam - 1791: Haiti supplying half the world’s coffee
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