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Why were slaves needed in sugar plantations?

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03/23/2018

SLAVES AND SUGAR PLANTATIONS

Slaves were needed to harvest the crops in the sugar plantations. They were needed for affordable labor, but only because they were also producers of children, who became new slaves. So in addition to revenue from cotton and sugar, the slaveowners also received revenue from the sale of slaves, especially after the importation of new slaves was prohibited.