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  • Swath
  • Sermon
  • Indenture
  • Def: A broad strip or area of something. "Together they could form a kind of mini empire, controlling a large swath of this important waterway."-page 3
  • Lynchpin
  • sugar empire
  • Def: A talk on a religious or moral subject. "His inspiring sermons retold the story of Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt and to freedom."-page 102
  • Paradoxically
  • Def: To bind (someone) by an indenture as an apprentice or laborer. "Indenture was not exactly slavery, but it was not exactly freedom, either."-page 108
  • Verandah
  • Def: A person or thing vital to an enterprise or organization. "And yet, for that very reason, sugar also became the lynchpin of the struggle for freedom."-page 70.
  • Def: Having the nature of a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth. "But, paradoxically, that gave Haitian slave owners a new home."-page 92
  • Def: A roofed platform along the outside of a house, level with the ground floor. "In the Great House the owners could sit on the verandahs, rest their legs on special chairs made for pulling off high rubber boots."-page 58
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