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White Gold, Black Market (Commodities; 1:1)

A dramatization set during the 1630's which tells of the initial rise of sugar through the story of one Dutch merchant who takes over a Portuguese sugar plantation in Brazil. Obsessed with the development of a profitable sugar plantation, the Dutchman also becomes the master of African slaves. After 1654 the Dutch withdrew from Brazil and encouraged British planters in Barbades to grow sugar. Thus sugar, along with slavery, spread to the Caribbean. 1986. 26 min.
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