• Slavery and Sugar

    Slavery and Sugar

    This inquiry provides students with an opportunity to evaluate the relationship between the dramatic increase in European sugar consumption in the 18th and 19th centuries and the reliance on the labor of enslaved persons to produce sugar in the Western Hemisphere.


    Students will focus on the following questions:

     1. What conditions supported sugar production and slavery in the Western Hemisphere?

    2. How was sugar cultivated in the Western Hemisphere?

    3. What was life like for enslaved Africans on sugar plantations in the Western Hemisphere?