Salt: A World History - Study Guide Section 6 Summary (Chapter 13 Salt and Independence, Chapter 14 Liberte, Egalite, Tax Breaks, Chapter 15 Preserving Independence) Summary & Analysis

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In the 17th Century, the English, the French and the Dutch all looked for salt in North America to preserve the massive fish supplies they found off the Atlantic coast. The pilgrims, settling in New England required salt for the cod they caught off of the aptly named "Cape Cod" and for their diet of heavily salted meats in the cold New England winters and salted turnips and cabbage throughout the year. Overtime the colonies of Massachusetts and Virgina began producing large amounts of salted meat, cod in the north, ham in the south. Both were colonies of Britain and were required to follow exclusivity agreements with their mother country. While both colonies may have been able to go...

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