What is selling souls for slavery in the sugar islands?
selling souls for sugar is selling slaves for sugar. souls of the slaves. boooya.
IT is a time when black people were sold for sugar. it ended half a month later. There are two excellent groups that have been around for quite awhile: Anti-slavery International, (http://www.antislavery.org/), and The American Anti-Slavery group, based in Boston, is also great, their site is (http://www.iabolish.org/) From these organizations you should be able to find or to link to many places dealing with sugar slavery. There is also an anti-slavery art site, (http://www.sharefreedom.org) dealing…
Well, the importance of slavery in the Sugar Islands was the demand for labor. To better explain it the people who came to the new world saw rich agriculture. As soon as the profitableness of the land was recognized, a demand for labor would arise which could on;y be satisfied by some system of compulory labor.
Portugal's creation of sugar plantations on Atlantic coastal islands started in the 1400's with sugar colonies in West Africa. They then started to develop sugar plantations on what is now Brazil's coast line. Some of the islands in the Caribbean were then assessed as to their value in growing sugar.