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Chapter Seven. Seeking Opportunity and Financing the Sugar Revolution

LARRY GRAGG

in 'Englishmen Transplanted': The English Colonization of Barbados 1627-1660

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253890
eISBN:
9780191719806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253890.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter demonstrates that Englishmen, those on Barbados, in New England, and in the homeland, not the Dutch, provided most of the funding for the swift transition to sugar cultivation. In ... More


Introduction

Stuart B. Schwartz

in Tropical Babylons: Sugar and the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1680

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828755
eISBN:
9781469603667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895627_schwartz.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Historically, sugar production in plantations entailed large labor inputs that usually involved coercion in the form of slavery. Elements of sugar production such as coerced labor, large estates, ... More


Beyond Sugar: Plantation Landscapes and the Rise of a Free Black Population on St. Lucia

Jane I. Seiter

in Archaeologies of Slavery and Freedom in the Caribbean: Exploring the Spaces in Between

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781683400035
eISBN:
9781683400264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400035.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Much has been written about the “sugar revolution” sweeping the islands of the Caribbean in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Recent work by archaeologists, however, has challenged this ... More


“The Itinerant Man”: Rèvecoeur's Caribbean, Raynal's Revolution, and the Fate of Atlantic Cosmopolitanism

Christopher P. Iannini

in Fatal Revolutions: Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes of American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835562
eISBN:
9781469601922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838181_iannini.9
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter reinterprets the original published version of J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur's Letters (1782) in light of his relatively obscure essay “Sketches of Jamaica and Bermudas and Other ... More


Focus on the European Side

Finn Fuglestad

in Slave Traders by Invitation: West Africa's Slave Coast in the Precolonial Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190876104
eISBN:
9780190943110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876104.003.0008
Subject:
History, African History

The Portuguese were (from 1471) the European “pioneers” everywhere in West Africa. They were interested in gold, hence the region called ‘the Gold Coast’ (Ghana today). The slave trade, and ... More


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