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Slaves and Sugar: ‘Black Gold’ and ‘White Gold’ of Mauritius’ Economy

March 18, 2019 - General
View of the Colonial home on Labourdonnais’ estate reflecting the opulent lifestyle of French sugar cane plantation owners of the 18th century.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, sugar was considered the ‘white gold’ in the commercial arenas of the world, but it was accrued by the scourge of ‘black gold’ – slave labor. 

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