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The Spanish convoy of 1750 : heaven's hammer and international diplomacy

Author: James A Lewis; James C Bradford; Gene A Smith
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2009.
Series: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spanish flotas (convoys) traversed the Atlantic throughout the colonial period, shuttling men and goods between the Old and New Worlds. In August 1750, at the height of hurricane season, a small convoy of seven ships left Havana for Cadiz. A fierce storm scattered the ships from North Carolina's outer banks to Maryland's eastern shore. Spanish merchants, military officers, and sailors struggled to survive, protect  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lewis, James A. (James Allen).
Spanish convoy of 1750.
Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2009
(OCoLC)760091027
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Lewis; James C Bradford; Gene A Smith
ISBN: 9780813033587 0813033586
OCLC Number: 259265338
Description: xxi, 157 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction ---
1. 1. The Seven Ships --
2. Most Holy Mary (María Santisima) --
3. Shipwrecked --
4. Death of a Greyhound --5. Our Lady Weeps from Stem to Stern --
6. Cádiz --
7. Hunting Pirates --
8. Closing the Books (Cuentas y Quentas) --
9. La Galga --
A Submarine? Fecundity, Gold Fever, Taps, Finders Keepers, and Other "Arresting" Issues.
Series Title: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
Responsibility: James A. Lewis ; foreword by James C. Bradford and Gene Allen Smith.

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Spanish flotas (convoys) traversed the Atlantic throughout the colonial period, shuttling men and goods between the Old and New Worlds. In August 1750, at the height of hurricane season, a small  Read more...

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Presents the tale of several vessels in a Spanish convoy wrecked by a hurricane along the Virginia/North Carolina coastline. Solidly grounded in the most current academic trends such as Read more...

 
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