Dutch Sephardic Jewish colonists moved from Brazil to Barbados to escape the religious persecution of the Spanish Inquisition. These Sephardic Jews brought with them the knowledge to produce a highly sought after commodity in Europe: Sugarcane. The production of sugarcane became wildly successful in Barbados, and transformed the economic and cultural landscape forever. As business grew in Barbados, so did the demand for enslaved field workers. Poor white indentured servants, and African slaves primarily worked these plantations, but gradually shifted to African slaves, since the white indentured servants died from yellow fever and the heat. Sugarcane was a profitable crop, but took grueling, arduous work to cultivate it.
- 4-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of how the settlement of North America was influenced by the interactions of Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans.
- 4-2.0 The interaction among peoples from three different continents created a distinctly American culture. To understand the contributions made by Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans to the settlement of North America, the student will utilize th...
- 6.3 Demonstrate an understanding of the development of the Atlantic World from the invention of the printing press to the Industrial Revolution (i.e., 14501760).
- 7-1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the growth and impact of global trade on world civilizations after 1600.
- 7-1.0 European expansion during the 1600s and 1700s was often driven by economic and technological forces. To understand the influence of these forces, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
- 8.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the development of South Carolina during the settlement and colonization of North America in the period of 1500 1756.
- HG.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earths surface.