Why Did Barbados Grow In The American Colonies

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In American Colonies, Alan Taylor argues that “the sugar boom revolutionized the economy, landscape, demography and social structure of Barbados.” (p.210). Sugar became very important for everyone who grew it, especially in Barbados. By 1660, Barbados made the most sugar consumed by England. This made “more trade and capital than all other English colonies combined.” (p.210). They produced about 25,000 tons of sugar. Barbados produced two tons of sugar per acre. Cane plants basically filled the island, wiping out the forest. Most of the wildlife in the forest disappeared. Barbados had to develop an economic relationship with New England because they devoted “almost all of their land to raising cane,” (p.210). Other than food, New England supplied
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