18th century

Cuba recycles becomes the last of the sugar and slave

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Unformatted text preview: World. How? Most slave colonies don’t allow slave:free ratio to be large/mostly equal. In Haiti, this was 10:1 Beginning in the 1760s, the century long cycle of soil exhaustion has taken down Barbados and is taking down Jamaica. Cuba recycles, becomes the last of the sugar and slave colonies. A very simple but usefully persuasive analysis, starting in the 1760s (and going to the 1860s, when it should have exhausted the soil). Unfortunately, the 1860s brought in the development of commercial fertilizers. Cuba had the unfortunate benefit of keeping sugar going beyond the 100 year cycle slavery hung on to 1880, sugar much longer. Painful social, cultural impacts of being a sugar monoculture. It is the 18th century that brings the explosive expansion of slavery beyond sugar to the US south. Before 1700, slaves are a VERY min...
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