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  1. 5 out of 5

    Brett

    The purpose of this book is to convey to the reader “...the essence of all things Creole, a momentous marriage of two or more ethnicities and/or cultures, as well as the resilience and power to always see the light at the end of the tunnel” and to report about “..the magic that springs forth from such fusion ... the remarkable products of culture mixing in ways that are both subtle and significant.” That said, the book also contains some facts that I found interesting, to wit: 1] “Put simply, the The purpose of this book is to convey to the reader “...the essence of all things Creole, a momentous marriage of two or more ethnicities and/or cultures, as well as the resilience and power to always see the light at the end of the tunnel” and to report about “..the magic that springs forth from such fusion ... the remarkable products of culture mixing in ways that are both subtle and significant.” That said, the book also contains some facts that I found interesting, to wit: 1] “Put simply, the profits accrued from the slave trade helped to FINANCE THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, and in due course the Caribbean islands grew in significance to become the hub of the British Empire. These sugar colonies were Britain's most valuable overseas assets, contributing by the end of the 18th century some £4 million to the British economy, compared with just £1 million from the rest of the British Empire.” 2] “During that period, about 70% OF BRITISH INCOME was derived from taxes on goods from its colonies. The revenues generated by the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in particular, known as the Triangular Trade, were enormous.” 3] “Historian, Professor David Richardson, has calculated that British ships carried 3.4 million ... enslaved Africans to the Americas.” ...estimates based on records of voyages in the archives of port customs and maritime insurance records put the total number of African slaves transported by European traders to AT LEAST 12 MILLION PEOPLE”. “Rough estimates implicate the Portuguese in the passage of some 5 million African slaves...” (the Portuguese continued to trade slaves for almost 50 years after Britain had abolished the trade).

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