Sugar from the West Indies


The Sugar House in Sankt Olsgade in Roskilde was built in 1761 – the dream child of J.J. Holst. He wanted to establish local sugar production based on raw materials from the Danish West Indies. But he needed capital and had not entirely worked out the logistics. In…

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Slave riots in the West Indies

In the 1730s, the Danish West Indies consisted of two islands, Saint Thomas and Saint John, where…

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