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Tropical BabylonsSugar and the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1680$
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Stuart B. Schwartz

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780807828755

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807895627_schwartz

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Sugar Islands The Sugar Economy of Madeira and the Canaries, 1450–1650

Sugar Islands The Sugar Economy of Madeira and the Canaries, 1450–1650

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(p.42) Chapter Three Sugar Islands The Sugar Economy of Madeira and the Canaries, 1450–1650
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Tropical Babylons
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Alberto Vieira

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807895627_schwartz.7

This chapter examines the development of sugar industries in Madeira and the Canary Islands from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century. It compares the structure and dynamic of the two industries, and introduces the role of foreign capital in the sugar industry. The chapter also explores the importance of water rights as well as land, the development of coerced labor or forced slavery, the distribution of slaves in sugar mills, and sugar trade in European markets.

Keywords:   Madeira, Canary Islands, sugar industries, foreign capital, water rights, land, coerced labor, slavery, sugar mills, sugar trade

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