However, the Sugar Revolution, the introduction of sugar cane from Dutch Brazil, in the s was highly lucrative and over the next decade more than two thirds of English emigres to the Americas went to Barbados.
But while this shift to sugar yielded huge profits, Barbados, it came at a great social cost. Thousands of West African slaves were shipped across the Atlantic to work the plantations and workers suffered from low wages and minimal social services.
It is estimated that between tosomeAfricans were shipped to the island against their will and the country shifted from having a majority white population to a majority black population.
On 28th Augustthe British Government passed the Slavery Abolition Act, and slaves across the British empire were granted emancipation. The country became fully independent on November 30,during a time when the country's economy was expanding and diversifying. Since then, the Barbadian Parliament has remained a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, which is modeled on the British Westminster system of government.
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