Sugar is ubiquitous in the modern diet, but in the 18th and 19th centuries it was a luxury product that brought enormous wealth to the United States as well as European nations and their colonies. Scholar Khalil Gibran Muhammad uncovers how the flourishing trade of “white gold,” the production of which relied on intensive and dangerous labor, fueled slavery and relied on exploitation.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a New-York Historical Society trustee, is Ford Foundation Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a contributing writer to the 1619 Project.
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