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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


Debris from the Titanic

Joe Nickell

in Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125343
eISBN:
9780813135229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125343.003.0016
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines if the three artifacts bearing labels identifying them as part of the Titanic are really from that ill-fated ship. The first was a piece of shaped, partially painted wood ... More


“Morally Wrecked” in British Burma, 1870s–1890s

Diana S. Kim

in Empires of Vice: The Rise of Opium Prohibition across Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691172408
eISBN:
9780691199696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172408.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on Burma in the 1870s. It traces a twenty-year process through which the British colonial state came to define a crisis of “moral wreckage” caused by opium and introduced an ... More


The Mary and the Lady Lansdowne

Michael K. Stammers

in From Wheel House to Counting House: Essays in Maritime Business History in Honour of Professor Peter Neville Davies

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780969588511
eISBN:
9781786944924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780969588511.003.0011
Subject:
History, Maritime History

Michael Stammers writes about Peter Davies’ pioneering role in the development of nautical archaeology in the region, focusing on two significant achievements – the excavations of the Royal Yacht ... More


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