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The Caribbean

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The Caribbean History 1100

Sydney Mills
Survey of American History to 1865
John Wigger

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Survey of American History to 1865
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Date Created: 09/17/15
The Caribbean 09172015 Sugar in the Caribbean 0 Sugar not native to the Americas Collapse of local population that opens up land for planting sugar 0 Sugar grew will on Caribbean islands which produced 8090 of sugar consumed in Europe Generated huge pro ts 0 Required lots of labor Slavery beings in 15005 Colonizing the west indies Spanish only 1492 to early 17th century 0 English French and Dutch start colonies 16041640 3000 Britons to West Indies at the time 2000 puritans go to New England Barbados 0 21 miles long 14 miles wide 0 16205 most colonists were young male indentured servants switched from tobacco and cotton to sugar in 16405 Jamaica 0 1000 miles west of Barbados 145 miles long 50 miles wide mountainous interior seized by the English in 1655 Base for privateers contractor or hired pirate in 16605 16705 Did not 5urpa55 Barbados In sugar production until 1720 Sugan Scarce luxury commodity in England 0 Previously obtained from Mediterranean basin or Morocco English learned to make sugar from the Portuguese and Dutch Sugar boom in Barbados 16401643 0 Price of land increases by a factor of 10X 16401646 Barbados planters Barbados sugar planters the wealthiest men in English America in 16805 Shipped 60 of sugar sent to England 0 10 of planters held gt 50 acreage servants slaves 0 help leading political and military positions Jamaica Boisterous and Disorderly 0 Lots of pirates in 17th century 0 By 1713 sugar planters gain control of the island s economy and government 0 Becomes the Caribbean leading sugar producer Sugar production 0 Could produce a ton of sugar per acre Needed 0 Mills to extract juice 0 Boiling house to crystalize sugar 0 Curing house to dry sugar and drain molasses o Distillery to turn molasses into rum 0 Storehouse for barrels of sugar 0 Food and supplies shipped in Slaves Sugar planters rst English to practice slavery on a larger scale 250000 slaves before 1700 British Caribbean 1480000 by 1800 o 15 of all slaves brought to the Americas 1713 population 0 Barbados 16000 white 4500 black 0 Jamaica 7000 white 55000 black Save revolts o 7 major slave revolts in English Caribbean 16401713 0 Jamaica planters constantly fought with Maroons o Mountainous terrain helped runaways High death rates for blacks and whites Stjohnigand Slave rebellion on St john Island 0 Danish colony in 1733 o 1087 blacks 208 whites o Held island for 6 months but not all slaves supported the rebellion Pirates in the Caribbean 0 Highpoint for 1560517305 0 Mirrored larger con icts over trade and colonization 0 Mostly English Dutch and French pirates attacking Spanish shipping 0 More democratic some elected their captain and divided plunder by formula 0 Why become a pirate o quotno man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail for being in a ship is being in jail with the chance of being drowned A man in hail has more room better food and commonly better companyquot 0 Most become pirates when their merchant ships were taken 0 Most pirates were in their mid 205 o More egalitarian common structure Changes 0 Navy declined from 5000 men in 1712 to 14000 in 1715 0 Center moves from jamaica to Bahamas after 1713 0 500600 pirate executed between 716726


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