9780817351205

Trade and Privateering in Spanish Florida, 1732-1763

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  • ISBN13:

    9780817351205

  • ISBN10:

    0817351205

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-03-01
  • Publisher: Fire Ant Books
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Summary

An important study of the First Spanish Period in Florida's history. Trade and Privateeringexamines the illegal yet highly profitable and mutually beneficial trade between Spanish Florida and the English colonies on the eastern seaboard in the mid-18th century. In St. Augustine, the arrival of subsidies from Spain was erratic, causing shortages of food and supplies, so authorities ignored the restrictions on trade with foreign colonies and welcomed British goods. Likewise, the British colonists sought Spanish products from Florida, especially oranges. But when England and Spain became declared enemies in the War of Jenkins' Ear and the French and Indian Wars, this tacit trade arrangement was threatened, and the result was a rise of privateering in the region. Rather than do without Spanish goods, the English began to attack and capture Spanish vessels with their cargoes at sea. Likewise, the Spaniards resorted to privateering as a means of steadily supplying the Florida colony. Harman concludes that, both willingly and unwillingly, the English colonies helped their Spanish neighbor to sustain its position in the Southeast.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1(3)
Trade and the Development of an Orange Industry in Florida, 1717-1739
4(29)
The Spanish Restrictions
4(1)
The Anglo-Spanish Dispute
5(7)
Trade in the Southeast 1731-1738
12(10)
The Orange Industry at Saint Augustine 1717-1739
22(2)
Attempts to Resolve Differences
24(4)
Failure of the Convention of Pardo
28(5)
The War of Jenkins' Ear Stimulates Privateering, 1739-1748
33(13)
Privateering
33(4)
Conditions at Saint Augustine as a Spur to Spanish Privateering
37(3)
Illicit Trade
40(6)
Florida Enjoys a Thriving Trade with Her English Neighbors Until the Outbreak of War, 1748-1763
46(34)
Contraband Trade and Freedom of Navigation
47(4)
Trade in the Southeast 1748-1762
51(12)
Privateering in the Southeast During the French and Indian War
63(9)
Conditions at Saint Augustine 1762-1763
72(3)
The End of an Era
75(5)
Conclusion: An Appraisal of Florida's Economic Problems
80(3)
Appendix I. Manifests of Cargoes Relating to Trade Between Charleston and Saint Augustine (1716-1763) 83(6)
Appendix II. Manifests of Cargoes Relating to Trade Between New York and Saint Augustine (1732-1755) 89(2)
Appendix III. Manifests of Cargoes Relating to Trade Between Virginia and Saint Augustine (1759-1760) 91(1)
Appendix IV. Manifests of Cargoes Relating to Trade Between Georgia and Saint Augustine (1760) 91(1)
Bibliography of Works Cited 92(2)
Index 94

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