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The Sugar Mill

The Sugar Mill

Annotation

This depiction of a sugar plantation in Saint Domingue emphasizes the grinding mill and refining vats. An overseer with a gun supervises the enslaved labor. By 1789 Saint Domingue excelled at sugar production, outpacing other French colonies and the British alike.

Credits

Jean-Baptiste du Tertre, Histoire générale des Antilles habitées par les Français, vol. 2. (Paris: T. Lolly, 1667), 122.

How to Cite This Source

"The Sugar Mill," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/sugar-mill [accessed June 30, 2022]