Logwood Industry Analysis

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Comparison of the Logwood and Mahogany Industry of Belize and the Sugar Industry of the British West Indian Colonies The Logwood and Mahogany Industry in Belize was similar, but different from the Sugar industry in British West Indian Colonies, only having slavery in common. The Logwood and Mahogany Industry was not as labour intensive as the Sugar Industry, so this industry did not need as much labour force. These two industries, similarly, have Social Organisation. These two industries involved using the whites as labour force. On the Sugar Plantations, poor whites were used in the early stages of sugar production, because they could not find suitable employment after being out-matched by slave labour on various plantations. In the logwood…show more content…
These children woukd be taken care of by an elderly woman and had to pick ups sticks, chase birds, clean and carry water to field slaves and fed the animals. The Mahogany industry required more workers than the logwood industry, because the trees were bigger and grew farther apart from each other and further into the forest than logwoods; this made them even harder to find. In Belize, 80% of males aged 10 or older were working in this industry logging Mahogany ti facilitate the labour needed. Both these industries were seasonal and required more time and work in production. During the harvest season slaves works for 18 1/2 from 16 1/2 out of harvest season, because cane is crop that would spoil quickly. In the logging and Mahogany Industry, slaves had to set up camps in the forest and had to stay there for long periods of time, because the mahogany trees had to be found, cut and trimmed and this process took time. The logs had to be taken through temporary paths nearest to riverside to the Barquadier. The logs were then formed into rafts and floated down the river. The rafts were floated to a boom before reaching the mouth of the river and exported to Europe. In the sugar industry, the sugar canes were cultivated and sent to to the milks when…show more content…
They did lighter work, like trashing and harrowing. The third gang consisted of children 4-10 years old and did the duties aforementioned. The Sugar Industry had slave drivers, who were trustees of the Planters and was allowed to whip the slaves if they resisted work. Their job was to ensure the smooth running of the industry. These two industries had something in common. That is Domestic slaves, who worked in the house of their master and were maids, cooks, butlersm wet nurses, dress makers, gardeners, coachemen, valets and nursemaids. In the Logwood and Mahogany industry, young strong men were needed for the work of woodcutting so women made up the domestics. Women and children also prepared food and cultivated crops. These two industries both have slaves occupations not in common. In the Logwood and Mahogany industry, some slaves were blacksmiths and sailors. In the Sugar Industry, slaves who were resopnsibles for the production of sugar were the artisans, who were the most valued slaves, bacause of there skill and need for their job. They were the reason for the wealth of their masters. The Logwood and Mahogany industry did no need any slaves for production, because the slaves were not need to produce anything for the
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