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Western University
Geography 3422A/B
Milford Green

Video: The Day the Universe Changed 9/11/2012 1:54:00 PM Caribbean Islands  Rich English men would bring in poor people from Africa to harvest all the sugar on the Caribbean islands o Sugar producers then were like oil producers now o Controlled thousands of slaves by keeping them frightened  Wanted to make enough money to retire back home England  Livestock – needed food in the winter to keep them alive o Found different ways to protect the grass, an inch of water to prevent frost, feeding them turnip because it would grow in fall and be ready for winter, nitrogen in the grass so it would continue to grow  1720 – 30 years of beautiful weather lead to food prices down and wages up o Resulted in the “ploughman’s lunch” o Cash flow problems, too much cash and not enough flow o Dutc
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