All Theses, Dissertations, and Capstone Projects
Year of Award
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
College of Arts & Sciences
History, Philosophy, and Religion
Caribbean, Sugar, culture, slaves, enslaved, revolution, European, West African, region, labor, Barbados, Domingue, slavery, crop, agriculture
Of the transatlantic diffusion of culture, there is no better example than what developed out of Caribbean enslavement. The loss of African identity among slaves with a common, methodically destroyed ancestry, along with the diversity inherent to the different groups of Africans and Europeans and their respective cultural elements and identities resulted in a complex homogeny of culture, race, nationality, and socioeconomic status that has continued its development since the introduction of slaves to West Indian soil. It was this same soil that would cause the demand for slave labor to explode throughout European-controlled Caribbean islands, from the addition of a key ingredient to this particular cultural recipe: a massive amount of sugar.
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Celestine, Nathan, "Sweetened Blood, Sweat and Tears" (2021). All Theses, Dissertations, and Capstone Projects. 339.