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sugar

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History
Author(s):
David HeyDavid Hey

sugar 

Sugar cane was imported from the Mediterranean from the 16th century. During the 17th century it became the major product of the new plantations in the West Indies. Sugar refineries were built in large ports such as Liverpool. In the 20th century a large supply has come from sugar beet.