Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
     
Limit search to available items
Record:   Prev Next
Resources
More Information
Bestseller
BestsellerE-book
Author Stelten, Ruud, 1986-

Title From Golden Rock to Historic Gem : a Historical Archaeological Analysis of the Maritime Cultural Landscape of St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean / Ruud Stelten.

Publication Info. Leiden : Sidestone Press, 2019.

Item Status

Description 1 online resource
Summary St. Eustatius, a small island in the northeastern Lesser Antilles, was one of the busiest ports in the eighteenth-century Atlantic World. Contested between the Dutch, French, and English, the island attracted thousands of ships a year and became one of the most cosmopolitan places in the New World. Moreover, the island played an important role in the American War of Independence (1775-1783), during which large quantities of arms, ammunition, and gunpowder were shipped to the fledgling United States through St. Eustatius. Relics of this turbulent past are found all over the island and in its sur.
Contents Intro -- List of figures and tables -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1.4 Research problem -- 1.3 Previous research -- 1.2 Historical setting -- 1.1 Natural and environmental setting -- Theoretical Framework -- 2.3 The place of shipwrecks in the maritime cultural landscape -- 2.2 The maritime cultural landscape -- 2.1 The development of theory in maritime archaeology -- Research Methodology -- 3.2 The documentary record -- 3.2.1 Maps, charts, and artwork -- 3.2.2 Photographs -- 3.2.3 Wills, deeds, and probate inventories -- 3.2.4 Traveler's accounts and ship logs -- 3.2.5 Newspapers
3.2.6 Public records -- 3.1 Underwater archaeological research -- 3.1.1 Geophysical survey methods -- 3.1.2 SCUBA diving survey -- Economic Components -- 4.1 The commercial component -- 4.4 Conclusions -- 4.3 The resource component -- 4.3.1 Water supply -- 4.3.2 Provisioning grounds -- 4.3.3 Fishing -- 4.3.4 Animal husbandry -- 4.3.5 Imports -- 4.2 The transport and communication component -- 4.2.1 The roadstead -- 4.2.2 Shipwrecks -- 4.2.3 From sea to shore -- 4.2.4 Discussion -- 4.1.1 Lower Town -- 4.1.2 Plantations -- Social Components -- 5.1 The civic component -- 5.4 Conclusions
5.3 The recreative component -- 5.3.1 Alcohol consumption -- 5.3.2 Smoking -- 5.3.3 Parties -- 5.3.4 Tours and picnics -- 5.2 The cognitive component -- 5.2.1 Place names -- 5.2.2 Religious buildings -- 5.2.3 The deceased -- 5.1.1 Upper Town -- 5.1.2 Lower Town -- 5.1.3 Plantations -- 5.1.4 The roadstead -- Political Components -- 6.1 The defense component -- 6.3 Conclusions -- 6.2 The power component -- 6.2.1 Moveable objects -- 6.2.2 Plantations -- 6.2.3 Johannes de Graaff -- 6.2.4 Cemeteries -- 6.2.5 Military installations -- 6.1.1 The first fort -- 6.1.2 A ring of fortifications
6.1.3 The year 1781 -- 6.1.4 Safety on the roadstead -- Discussion -- 7.1 Differing timescales -- 7.1.1 The defense component -- 7.4 Regional and global context -- 7.4.1. Shipping and trade -- 7.4.2 St. Thomas and St. Barths -- 7.4.3 Bermuda -- 7.4.4 British North America -- 7.3 Overlapping components -- 7.2 The natural environment -- 7.2.1 The civic and commercial components -- 7.2.2 The recreative component -- 7.2.3 The transport and communication component -- 7.2.4 The defense and power components -- 7.2.5 The resource component -- 7.2.6 The cognitive component
7.1.2 The commercial component -- 7.1.3 The power component -- 7.1.4 The resource component -- 7.1.5 The cognitive component -- 7.1.6 The civic component -- 7.1.7 The transport and communication component -- 7.1.8 The recreational component -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Appendices -- Lege pagina -- Lege pagina
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Archaeology -- Sint Eustatius.
Maritime anthropology -- Sint Eustatius.
Sint Eustatius -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History.
Other Form: Print version: Stelten, Ruud, 1986- From Golden Rock to Historic Gem. Leiden : Sidestone Press, 2019 9088907900 9789088907906 (OCoLC)1089011222
ISBN 9789088907913 (electronic bk.)
9088907919 (electronic bk.)
9789088907890
9088907900
9789088907906