Inequality persists where inequality was high elites

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Unformatted text preview: s: Back in the 1700s the Americas were quite equal and the Caribbean was particularly wealthy These opportunities for slave trade led to a massive movement of people (not uniform!) People moved to places that they thought were lucrative What happened? Main argument: these countries ultimately displayed differences in inequality Caribbean and Brazil (Crop colonies0 Climate and soil conditions suited for growing crops with economies of scale Populations came to be dominated by a large % of slaves Result: vastly unequal distributions...
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