Colonial molasses trade

The colonial molasses trade occurred throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the British colonies of the Americas.wikipedia
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Sugar plantations in the Caribbean

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Molasses was produced via the exploitation of enslaved persons in sugar plantations in the Caribbean (also called the West Indies), in islands controlled by England (e.g., Jamaica and Barbados), Spain (e.g., Santo Domingo), and France (e.g., Martinique).

Triangular trade

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Molasses was important in triangular trade.
A classic example is the colonial molasses trade.

Molasses Act

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The Molasses Act of 1733 imposed a fee of six pence per gallon on foreign molasses.
The Molasses Act greatly affected the significant colonial molasses trade.

British colonization of the Americas

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The colonial molasses trade occurred throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the British colonies of the Americas.

Molasses

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Molasses was produced via the exploitation of enslaved persons in sugar plantations in the Caribbean (also called the West Indies), in islands controlled by England (e.g., Jamaica and Barbados), Spain (e.g., Santo Domingo), and France (e.g., Martinique).

West Indies

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Molasses was produced via the exploitation of enslaved persons in sugar plantations in the Caribbean (also called the West Indies), in islands controlled by England (e.g., Jamaica and Barbados), Spain (e.g., Santo Domingo), and France (e.g., Martinique).

Jamaica

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Molasses was produced via the exploitation of enslaved persons in sugar plantations in the Caribbean (also called the West Indies), in islands controlled by England (e.g., Jamaica and Barbados), Spain (e.g., Santo Domingo), and France (e.g., Martinique).

Barbados

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Molasses was produced via the exploitation of enslaved persons in sugar plantations in the Caribbean (also called the West Indies), in islands controlled by England (e.g., Jamaica and Barbados), Spain (e.g., Santo Domingo), and France (e.g., Martinique).

Spanish colonization of the Americas

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Molasses was produced via the exploitation of enslaved persons in sugar plantations in the Caribbean (also called the West Indies), in islands controlled by England (e.g., Jamaica and Barbados), Spain (e.g., Santo Domingo), and France (e.g., Martinique).

Santo Domingo

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Molasses was produced via the exploitation of enslaved persons in sugar plantations in the Caribbean (also called the West Indies), in islands controlled by England (e.g., Jamaica and Barbados), Spain (e.g., Santo Domingo), and France (e.g., Martinique).

French colonization of the Americas

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Molasses was produced via the exploitation of enslaved persons in sugar plantations in the Caribbean (also called the West Indies), in islands controlled by England (e.g., Jamaica and Barbados), Spain (e.g., Santo Domingo), and France (e.g., Martinique).

Martinique

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Molasses was produced via the exploitation of enslaved persons in sugar plantations in the Caribbean (also called the West Indies), in islands controlled by England (e.g., Jamaica and Barbados), Spain (e.g., Santo Domingo), and France (e.g., Martinique).

Atlantic Ocean

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The English colonies along the Atlantic (mainly the Thirteen Colonies) purchased molasses and used it to produce rum, primarily in distilleries in New England.

Thirteen Colonies

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The English colonies along the Atlantic (mainly the Thirteen Colonies) purchased molasses and used it to produce rum, primarily in distilleries in New England.

Rum

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The English colonies along the Atlantic (mainly the Thirteen Colonies) purchased molasses and used it to produce rum, primarily in distilleries in New England.

New England

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The English colonies along the Atlantic (mainly the Thirteen Colonies) purchased molasses and used it to produce rum, primarily in distilleries in New England.

Sugarcane

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Sugarcane grows in hot, humid climates.

Canary Islands

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After landing in the Canary Islands, Christopher Columbus brought sugarcane to the Caribbean during his second voyage to the Americas, in 1493.

Christopher Columbus

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After landing in the Canary Islands, Christopher Columbus brought sugarcane to the Caribbean during his second voyage to the Americas, in 1493.

Voyages of Christopher Columbus

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After landing in the Canary Islands, Christopher Columbus brought sugarcane to the Caribbean during his second voyage to the Americas, in 1493.

Sugar refinery

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During the eighteenth century, sugar-refining methods at the time produced much more molasses to sugar than they do today.

Sugarcane juice

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To make rum, sugarcane juice or molasses is fermented with yeast and water and then distilled in copper pot stills.

Fermentation

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To make rum, sugarcane juice or molasses is fermented with yeast and water and then distilled in copper pot stills.

Yeast

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To make rum, sugarcane juice or molasses is fermented with yeast and water and then distilled in copper pot stills.

Distillation

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To make rum, sugarcane juice or molasses is fermented with yeast and water and then distilled in copper pot stills.