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Sa-weeeet. [Nov. 17th, 2005|12:06 pm]
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The first food boycott in history was organized by abolitionists against sugar because its harvesting was done by slaves. By forging sugar or by purchasing sugar from the East Indies (which did not use slaves), the Anti-Saccharite Society claimed that eight families that each typically used five pounds of sugar a week would over the course of twenty years, prevent the slavery or murder of one hundred people. One supporter of the boycott was Mrs. B. Henderson, a businesswoman in London who sold sugar basins wiht cold letters that proclaimed “East India sugar not made by slaves.”

[User Picture]From: unknownalchemy
2005-11-17 10:15 am (UTC)
How would she know if it was still East India and not made by slaves? Did she go over and investigate to make sure? Cause I'm pretty sure that if East India was known for slaves, then they wouldn't all of a sudden change their ways.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-17 10:25 am (UTC)
I don't believe that East India was known for having slavery.. it says in the paragraph that they didn't.
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[User Picture]From: unknownalchemy
2005-11-17 10:55 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-17 11:22 am (UTC)
*shrug* Apparently I was wrong, they had serfs.... which is basically slavery.
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