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How did Sugar Feed Slavery?: Home

Compelling Question

How Did Sugar Feed Slavery?

What conditions drove sugar production and slavery in the Western Hemisphere?

How was sugar cultivated in the Western Hemisphere?

The Spread of U.S. Slavery

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The map shows how slavery spread in the U.S. from 1790 to 1860. It’s also possible to zoom in on any county and view original U.S. Census data as well as data on free African Americans, other groups, and the total population.

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