Triangular Trade

Triangular Trade - Atlantic Slave Trade: Origins and...

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Atlantic Slave Trade: Origins and Operations Triangular Trade More complicated than that Sugar Hard to imagine Atlantic Slave trade driven by something as commonplace to us as sugar Cheap, commonplace mass-produced and consumed. Hard to eliminate from our diets Yet sugar was a driving force behind the development of the Atlantic World Mass consumption only in the last 200 years 1000 years ago sugar mentioned in people’s wills plantation economy, which used enslaved Africans, set up primarily to produce sugar majority of Africans taken across the Atlantic worked on sugar plantations esp. in Caribbean and Brazil produced from juice of sugarcane plant. Domesticated in New Guinea Diffusion to India Arabs introduced to Mediterranean regions European Crusaders acquire taste 1200 Crusaders settle in eastern Mediterranean – Malta and Cyprus grow sugar for export to Europe o labor challenges in Cyprus – work unpleasant and dangerous o many injuries, local peasants not attracted to this work
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