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Introduction

James A. Lewis

in The Spanish Convoy of 1750: Heaven's Hammer and International Diplomacy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033587
eISBN:
9780813038629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033587.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

The extremes with which Mother Nature confronts people and their institutions force them to react immediately and decisively. Such was the case with the Atlantic hurricane of mid-August 1750, which ... More


The Spanish Convoy of 1750: Heaven's Hammer and International Diplomacy

James A. Lewis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033587
eISBN:
9780813038629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033587.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

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 ... More


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