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British Colonies in the Caribbean
A look at the British colonization of the Caribbean until 1700.
# 139585 | 750 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (British) , African-American Studies (Slavery)


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This paper describes the British colonization of the Caribbean until 1700, with an in-depth look at the reasons for the settlement of this region. According to the paper, a major factor influencing this was to provide cheap labor for farms, which was the beginning of the African slave trade. These workers provided the backbone for the successful sugar plantations, replacing indentured European labor, and soon Barbados and Jamaica became valuable territories. The paper concludes by stating that the history of colonialism in the Caribbean is largely a history of wealth built upon exploitation.

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"The British colonized much of the Caribbean. To provide cheap labour for their farms, they began developing the African slave trade. These workers provided the backbone for the successful sugar plantations, replacing indentured European labour, and soon Barbados and Jamaica became valuable territories. However, the history of colonialism in the Caribbean is largely a history of wealth built upon exploitation, as will be described in this essay. In 1492 Columbus found the Bahamas in the Caribbean, and subsequently the Spanish shipped the natives off the islands in the northern Caribbean to..."

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