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Rum, Sugar And Slavery

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Sun, 2017-11-05 16:43

This article is about rum, sugar and human property; a tapestry of trade woven into the histories of the Caribbean, Britain, America and Africa.

Trade In Africans

African slaves were purchased with rum — slaves were purchased from African chiefs and shipped to the Caribbean to harvest sugar cane, which was turned to molasses and then rum, which was then shipped back to Africa to purchase more slaves.

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