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Tuesday, 15 January 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY SLAVERT AND SLAVE TRADE IN CUBA
In the 18th and 19th centuries,Cuba was defendant on an economy based on sugar cane and coffee crops and on slaves imported from Africa to work on the sugar cane and coffee plantations. It is estimated that over 600.000 were taken from West Africa and shipped to Cuba over three centuries, with tens of thousands dying during the brutal Atlantic crossing.