Sugar and Slaves (PowerPoint)

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Sugar and Slaves
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Economic Opportunities Before 1640 Buccaneering Trading Lumber, turtle fishing, cattle Agriculture 1640 economic crisis
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History of Sugar in New World Columbus said to have introduced 1493 Spanish: sugar works in Hispaniola, Cuba, Jamaica and Mexico Dutch – sugar in Brazil From cash crops → sugar
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Barbados Learned sugar business from Dutch From inferior tobacco crop → superior crop By 1680 wealthiest men in British Americas
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Significance Spread to other Caribbean colonies European peasant societies → slave-based plantation societies Eliminated viable colonies of Europeans
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Exploitation Colonies Minority of (Europeans usually) dominated and managed a majority of non-Europeans A socioeconomic complex designed to produce some export commodity for the European market. Economic motivation almost the sine qua non for European interest.”
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Exploitation Colonies Lacked a common, unifying, institutional basis Prosperity facilitated their reentry into European society.
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Exploitation vs. Settler Colonies
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2010 for the course HIST HIST-2626 taught by Professor Jeannechristensen during the Spring '10 term at University of Colombo.

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Sugar and Slaves (PowerPoint) - Sugar and Slaves Economic...

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