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The Sugar Trade
The Sugar Trade

The Sugar Trade

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(8 1/4 x 5 inches). [8], 22pp. Without the folding table. Expertly bound to style in half 18th century russia and period marbled paper covered boards, red morocco lettering piece Early, first-hand account by a planter in Barbados on the island's sugar trade, immediately after the passage of the Molasses Act. By the 18th century, sugar was the main export coming out of the Caribbean region to Europe and had major social, cultural, and economic impacts in both Great Britain and the colonies. From its establishment as a colony of Great Britain in 1627 and by the end of the century, Barbados became the largest English colony in the Caribbean, and English settlers in Barbados, due to the island's favorable climate and terrain and imported slave labor, developed the most successful sugar industry in the region with a complex and lucrative sugar plantation system. In this work, a planter in Barbados reflects on the hindrances impeding the sugar trade in Barbados in the aftermath of the Molasses Act, which sought to appease Caribbean planters in the highly competitive and ever-evolving Atlantic world. He also gives an early suggestion in favor of rum production, an export that would become increasingly more important for the island of Barbados. ESTC T74634; Sabin 2196.
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