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African Fruit, Atlantic Fish, European Salt

Grains of salt from Lymington were combined with salt from many European countries to make salted cod (saltfish) in Newfoundland and the Northeast American Seaboard. In this story, our journey which started in the salt pans of Lymington takes us to the fish markets of Portugal and the sugar cane plantations of the Caribbean. To the wealth generated by merchants, and the exploitation of enslaved Africans that cost millions of lives during the C18th and C19th.

Rose Hall sugar plantation house, Jamaica Creative Commons

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