Brazilian slavery

*Today’s selection — from **Early Latin America** by James Lockhart andStuart B. Schwartz.* By far the greatest number of slaves from Africa wereshipped to Brazil, some four million as compared to 390,000 that went toNorth America. The reason? Brazil’s nascent economy was based almostentirely on sugar, and the brutal work of the sugar *engenhos*, where up to 10 percent of the slaves died each… year:https://delanceyplace.com/view-archives.php?p=3757

Source: [Marxism] Brazilian slavery

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