Enslaved African

Back when it was harder to cultivate, sugar was a sweetener only used by the rich. Eventually, it became a staple in food and drink all around the world. African slave labor was the most efficient and profitable way to harvest and mill the crop. Although many slaves were sent to America, they only accounted for about six percent of total slave population. Most enslaved Africans were sent to Brazil and the Caribbean.

Primary Sources

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Slavery in the Americas | Slavery and Remembrance. (n.d.). Retrieved July 7, 2023, from https://slaveryandremembrance.org/articles/article/?id=A0011