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Why the Cross over from Tobacco to Sugar

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Sugar was much more profitable than tobacco

Sugar became popular in Europe as a result of Tea and Sweets and Honey was becoming to Expensive

Tobacco was non perishable and Sugar was not.

Tobacco and Sugar [99

vital change from one culture to another at tempos varying

from gradual to sudden. But in Cuba the cultures that have

influenced the formation of its folk have been so many and so

diverse in their spatial position and their structural composition that this vast blend of races and cultures overshadows in

importance every other historical phenomenon. Even economic

phenomena, the most basic factors of social existence, in Cuba

are almost always conditioned by the different cultures. In Cuba

I· the terms Ciboney, Taino, Spaniard, Jew, English, French,

Anglo-American, Negro, Yucatec, Chinese, and Creole do not

mean merely the different elements that go jnto the make-up

of the Cuban nation, as expressed by their different indications

of origin. Each of these has come to mean in addition the synthetic and historic appellation of one of the various economies

and cultures that have existed in Cuba successively and even

simultaneously, at times giving rise to the most terrible clashes.

We have only to recall that described by Bartolome de las Casas

as the "destruction of the Indies."

The whole gamut of culture run by Europe in a span of more

than four millenniums took place in Cuba in less than four

centuries. In Europe the change was step by step; here it was

by leaps and bounds. First there was the culture of the Ciboneys

and the Guanajabibes, the paleolithic culture, our ston~ age.

Or, to be more exact, our age of stone and wood, of unpolished

stone and rough wood, and of sea shells and fish bones, which

were like stones and thorns of the sea.

After this came the culture of the Taino Indians, which was

neolithic. This was the age of polished stone and carved

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