Mass production of sugar in America beginning in 16th century changed the world.
10 million slaves were imported to America, 70% of which worked in sugar plantations.
Free market controlled sugar.
Slave-trading companies sold shares in Amsterdam, London, and Paris stock exchanges. The yield was about 6% a year.
Everything was being done due to greed and indifference, and not racism or hate, although racism was a prevailing norm at that time.