This paper will present a brief history of the sugar commerce in the islands of the Spanish Caribbean. It will also describe the life of the sugar plantations that were established near the coast, in lands that had naturally fertile soil beneficial to growing sugar cane plants, and the exploits of not only the workers, but also of the land. Special attention will be given to the great social and economic impact that the commerce with its major consumers, the United States and Europe, had on these islands.
|Presenter:||Jeffrey Marra (Undergraduate Student)|
|Time:||10:45 am (Session II)|