Barbados: Age of Discovery - Historical Influences

15 April 2015 . By System Administrator
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In the Age of Discovery, tobacco was king and indentured servants from Britain were amongst the first to toil the fields of Barbados but they soon fell victim to tropical diseases. When the bottom fell out of the tobacco market, sugar took over and a new source of labour was found – African slaves. From our archives: expert input of historian, Leroy Harewood, and Lt. Col. Stephen Cave, a descendant of a plantation family. In this feature we explore the interior of Barbados and its capital, Bridgetown, to discover the island’s early history. For more information: visit www.ontopoftheworld.net and check out episode #154 in the International category. View Video

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