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Sugar Was Introduced To the West Indies in 1640.
Maker: Poster-Film Collective
Date Made: Date Unknown
Place Made: United Kingdom: London
Measurements: 73 cm x 52 cm; 28 3/4 in x 20 1/2 in
Main Subject: Racism; Imperialism
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Sugar Was Introduced To The West Indies in 1640. Slaves were forced to work on plantations to grow tobacco, sugar and cotton. The profit from the work of slaves was huge (between £200 million and £300 million). This was used to build new factories in England. The Governor of the Bahamas, 1708 There were 73 slave revolts in the 1700's... Slave resistance and cheaper sugar from other countries led to the end of slavery in the British West Indies in 1834. The British Government paid the owners millions of pounds to give up their slave labour. This money was used to buy new plantations in India and to bring Indian workers from India to the West Indies. The slave received nothing. The slaves got their freedom but the owners kept the land and the wealth. Our people got nothing.
Acquisition Number: 1991-098
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