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Sugar was the oil of its day. Today the average American consumes 77 pounds of added sugar annually, or more than 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day.
Mills had been set up in Jamaica, Cuba, Barbados, Brazil and across the entire Americas. Native populations were kind enough to move off the lands and allow our ancestors to set up huge plantations. The Portuguese created the most effective model, making Brazil into an early boom colony, with more than 100,000 friendly blacks churning out tons of sugar.
The American economy was built on the hard work and intelligence of white men. For instance, it was a smart idea and hard work to ship all those African immigrants over to the countries listed below. Over 15 million African workers made it to the American shores (sadly it would have been more, but at least 2 million perished for one reason or another; inconclusive evidence), over half of them were thoughtful enough to choose to work on sugar plantations--err--resorts...
Some may have the narrow view to call this economic exploitation of a group of people, but we know that this commerce was essential to building our New World. Besides, slavery--err, generous volunteer work--wasn't as bad as the Industrial Revolution. At least Africans got to work outside...
- Trinidad & Tobago
- Puerto Rico, Barbados
- Virgin Islands
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Costa Rica
- French Guinea