Kidnapped and enslaved
In the British Caribbean the main crops grown for export by enslaved labourers were sugar, cocoa, tobacco and coffee. Other crops included indigo (a natural blue dye), limes, and the spices ginger, nutmeg and pimento (also called Jamaican pepper or all-spice).
Caribbean planters also exported large amounts of rum, an alcoholic drink that was made with the leftovers from sugar refining.
In the resources there are some objects (4A), photographs (4B) and advertisements (4C) illustrating three crops grown by slaves in the Caribbean: sugar, cocoa and tobacco.
The photographs and advertisements date from after slavery ended, but they help to show how the crops were grown and consumed during the slavery era.