Sugar Cultivation has Led to Slavery throughout History


Add to cart
Essay #: 067542
Total text length is 8,245 characters (approximately 5.7 pages).

Excerpts from the Paper

The beginning:
Sugar Cultivation has Led to Slavery throughout History
A lengthy look at the evidence
The grim reality is that sugar cultivation has led to slavery throughout modern history and this paper will emphasize that point by stressing how slavery was integral to the cultivation of sugar plantations around the globe – or at least in various parts of the western hemisphere. To get to the heart of the matter, the sugar trade was propped up by the cheap labour of the slave trade; slaves were exploitable, cheap (once they were pressed into service in the field) and obviously had no rights. Thus, anyone who wanted to maximize profits, who wanted a certain lifestyle, who wanted to join the elite of British society or who wanted to consolidate status...
The end:
Mintz, Sidney.
1999. Sweet Polychrest. Social Research 66(1): 85-101.
Morrison, Philip.
1985. Sweet power, liquid crystals, anchors aweigh, a bamboo tower, and a gothick mystery solved (review of Sidney Mintz’s Sweetness and Power). Scientific American, 33-38.
Schuler, K.A.
2009 Life and death on a barbadian sugar plantation: Historic and Bioarchaeological Views of Infection and Mortality at Newton Plantation. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 21: 66-81.
Smith, Frederick H. and Karl Watson.
2009. Urbanity, Sociability, and Commercial Exchange
in the Barbados Sugar Trade: A Comparative Colonial
Archaeological Perspective on Bridgetown, Barbados
in the Seventeenth Century. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 13: 63-79.