September 13 - September 13, 2007 1550 to 1600 Europe...

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September 13, 2007 1550 to 1600 Europe develops a sweet tooth.  1620 the Dutch merchants introduce sugar to England 1630s colonization of Barbados- becomes a sugar plantation quickly by 1700 it  produces 50 million pounds of sugar a year. Sugar production start up is expensive  it requires heavy machinery, labor intensive, owners were already weathy 1650 75% of the people of Barbados are African slaves  Jamaica was colonized in the middle of the 1600’s by British, had 700 plantations  (sugar) and 105 thousand African slaves  Virginia wasn’t an important market for slaves initially the principle agricultural crop  was tobacco  Tobacco was important for Jamestown, cheaper to start a plantation  Sugar made more money than tobacco  1650 African pop of Va is only 3% Slavery was envisioned as a temporary situation in Va in 1600s many slave bought  their freedom and started their own farms
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course AMH 1041 taught by Professor Griffin during the Fall '07 term at Tallahassee Community College.

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