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Eg after the depopulation of santo domingo cuba

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Unformatted text preview: the Crusades, kept things going. Profitability of sugar and slavery. BUT large plantations in Crete/Cyprus are modest, only 30- 50ish slaves. Where there was appropriate and cultivable land around the Mediterranean, sugar was produced by 1400. Diverse regions, diverse Europeans (i.e. Gibraltar on both sides) The market for sugar survived in Europe even during the plague (although lessened). The prosperous and noble drive up the sugar price. There is no visual distinction to be made between Slavic slaves and Europeans race was not locked into slavery at the beginning, “otherness” was, but not race. The discovery of bondsmen taken in battle could be sold, paid for by the Europeans in a variety of goods such as gold, etc. Black Africans start to be mixed in with the Slavic, white bondsmen on the plantations. When the cutting edge of sugar plantation production, starting in about 1450, Slavs are not the primary bondsmen, rather Black Africans obtained by purchase from inter- state conflicts in Africa....
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