Sugar plantations were run by African slaves who were tortured, but they also revolted against their masters
Iwhen Christopher Columbus set sail for the New World, N 1943, he took saplings of sugarcane with him. The crop flourished in the hot sunshine, heavy rainfall and fertile soil in the Caribbean island of Santa Dominga. Columbus reported to his patron, Queen Isabella of Spain,that “sugarcane grows faster in West Indies than anywhere else in the world”.
For the sugar-loving Europeans, this success was heaven-sent. For centuries, sugar was a luxury item coveted by Europeans. However,most sugar-producing areas were in the Ottaman,Persian or Mughal empires and the Arabs controlled the sugar trade making the sweetener an extreme proposition for the Europeans.Christians chaffed at paying high prices to Muslims for what they thought was
French distilled brandy used sugar from plantations run by slaves. This was again traded in Africa for more slaves