a. Brazil and the Caribbeanb. Mexicoc. Perud. North AmericaCorrect. The correct answer is a. The coastal areas of Brazil and the Caribbean Islands did not have much gold or silver but were well suited to growing sugar. Sugar plantationsrequire many workers, and because most of the Native Americans in those places were already dead or had fled to Brazil, the English, French, Portuguese, and Dutch empires imported African slaves to grow the sugarcane and process it into sugar. (See page 413 if you are usingWays of the World: A Brief Global History; see pages 635 and 636 if you are usingWays of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources.)10 of 20
10. All of the following differences existed between the British colonies and the Portuguese and Spanish colonies, EXCEPT:
11. What is one major reason for the higher literacy rates in British colonies than in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies?