Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science - Part II Summary & Analysis

Marc Aronson
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Part II Summary and Analysis

Hell - It was early morning on a Caribbean island, and hundreds of African slaves were working hard in the fields. The plants that Columbus had brought to the island were flourishing, and now there were sugar plantations all over the island. Europeans found that growing sugar in the New World and using slave labor brought incredible wealth. The first place with a sugar planting boom was Hispaniola. It remained popular there until the Europeans learned about the Aztec gold in Mexico and moved on.

Brazil became the next popular place to grow sugar for the Europeans. Then, Barbados became sugar island, and the French began growing sugar on Hispaniola. The more sugar plantations there were, the more people became enslaved. Many slaves were brought in from Africa to work the plantations.

When the first boat arrived from Europe...

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