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Year of Award



Bachelor of Arts (BA)


College of Arts & Sciences

Degree Program



History, Philosophy, and Religion

First Advisor

Jack Luzkow


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.

Document Type

Open Access Capstone Project

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