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If you knew something was produced with something like slave labor, would you still buy it? Is the buyer responsible for the treatment of the slaves if he or she buys things made by the slaves?
Students will be able to analyze pictures and original source documents to create an explanation of how sugar plantations worked
Short essay – how has “The Rains” worked for you as a learning tool?
It comes from sugar cane or sugar beets This is sugar cane The sugar is in the stalk
A large farm Grows just one crop Tea, sugar, cotton, rice, tobacco, cotton, rubber, indigo are all grown on plantations Labor intensive
The higher the demand the higher the price Sugar was as much as 45 dollars a pound A 5 pound bag would have cost you $225
This scene depicts Voltaires Candide and Cacambo meeting a maimed slave near Suriname. The caption says, "It is at this price that you eat sugar in Europe". The slave that utters the remark has had his hand cut off for getting a finger stuck in a millstone and his leg removed for trying to run away.
Sugar plantations Slavery ended in Brazil in 1888 More Africans imported to Brazil than any other part of the new world
Read sections on sugar plantationsFinish Fridays readings