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Author Parker, Matthew.

Title The sugar barons : family, corruption, empire, and war in the West Indies / Matthew Parker.

Imprint New York : Walker & Co., 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    338.1736 PAR    Available
Description xvii, 446 p. , [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Historian Matthew Parker discusses the history behind one of the greatest power struggles of the 17th to 19th centuries as Europeans made and lost immense fortunes growing and trading in sugar--a commodity so lucrative it became known as "white gold'--in the tiny Caribbean islands of Barbados, Jamaica, and the Leeward Islands.
Subject Sugar trade -- West Indies -- History.
Sugar growing -- West Indies -- History.
Sugar trade -- West Indies, British -- History.
Sugar growing -- West Indies, British -- History.
West Indies, British -- Economic conditions.
West Indies -- Economic conditions.
Europe -- Commerce.
Great Britain -- Commerce.
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