Thursday, August 28, 2008

[Hannah]: From my reading today

"In Massachusetts the magnitude of the illegal trade in French Caribbean sugar products, which flooded the North American markets, is suggested by the fact that in 1754-55 only 384 hogsheads of molasses were officially entered in the port of Boston while 40,000 hogsheads per year were needed to keep the province's sixty-three distilleries open, none of which ceased operation."

-Bernard Bailyn, Atlantic History

Oh, you godly Puritans, you.


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