The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology

The Life and Times of a Merchant Sailor

The Archaeology and History of the Norwegian Ship Catharine

Authors: Burns, Jason M.

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Historical archaeologists are in a unique position to analyze both historical documents and archaeological data in order to generate hypotheses and draw conclusions. In this work, the data not only provided the history of the ship "Catharine" but also the economic, social and political environments in which the ship was built and employed.


This work focuses not only on the shipwreck and the wrecking event, but on the history and archaeology of a single ship. With this expanded view, the research also delves into:
*International shipbuilding;
*The struggle for dominance in the ship trade in the 19th century.

This book will be of interest to underwater, historical and cultural archaeologists, social historians, cultural heritage managers and archaeologists working in the southeastern United States.

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"Burns successfully uses a wide assortment of historical information along with the results of a recent archaeological survey to tell the story of the wreck of a nineteenth-century merchant vessel off Pensacola, Florida. … The bibliographic references are wide-ranging, with a good mixture of historical studies, period documents related to shipbuilding, and modern comparative archaeological studies. … In sum, Burns offers an interesting story that is well researched and well written." (Dennis Knepper, Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol. 17 (1), Spring 2006)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-1-4613-4966-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Life and Times of a Merchant Sailor
Book Subtitle
The Archaeology and History of the Norwegian Ship Catharine
Authors
Series Title
The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0209-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0209-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47389-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-4966-2
Series ISSN
1566-7758
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 113
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