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By Dorothy Denneen Volo

From the 13th century throughout the 19th, the waterways of the realm supplied the foremost technique of transportation for exploration, exchange, the army, or even criminals. discover what lifestyles was once like if you happen to selected to sail the excessive seas, in addition to in case you did not decide to be on board, like better halves dropped at sea by way of husbands and slaves en path to the public sale block. What have been their quarters like? What did they devour? How did they move their lengthy days at sea? those and different questions are spoke back in lively prose that brings the lives of standard those that frequently engaged in notable actions, into sharp focus.First-hand money owed from such resources as own journals and journal articles are supplied to aid convey the period of time alive. scholars also will research what existence was once like within the seaport cities and what the sailors did after they visited those cities, in addition to the actual elements of the ships and different roles varied participants of the team performed. This enticing background is helping to split truth from fiction whereas exploring the explanations the ocean and sea existence have held such favourite roles in well known fiction, and should aid scholars comprehend what existence used to be actually like for those humans.

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Dutch New Amsterdam quickly changed to English New York (named for the Duke of York, later James II). The residents accepted the new name with little difficulty mainly because the English brought considerable trade to the town. Gradually, a significant trade developed that made New York competitive with Boston. The stimulus for this change came from the passage of the Flour Regulation Act in 1678. Large cargoes of flour shipped downriver from the Hudson Valley estates of wealthy Dutchmen were required by law to be "bolted" (a sifting process) in New York Town ostensibly to facilitate quality control.

23. Russell Bourne, The View from Front Street (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1989), 154. 24. G. J. , 1961), 197. 25. Pablo E. Perez-Mallaina, Spain's Men of the Sea: Daily Life on the Indies Fleets in the Sixteenth Century, trans. Carla Rahn Phillips (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998), 3-5. 26. Nordhoff, 300. 27. , 300-303. This page intentionally left blank 2 Sea Lanes Notwithstanding all the familiar and unfamiliar dangers of the sea, both travel and traffic by water have always been easier and cheaper than by land.

They had scattered possessions in the Pacific and ruled the Philippines. 10 The fact that the Spanish recognized the need for a navy to wage war and protect their possessions made their dependence on impressed merchant vessels instead of warships even more remarkable. 11 Military strength afloat, nonetheless, proved to be the natural and healthy outgrowth of a dedication to peaceful commerce and shipping. Thus the trading nations of northern Europe advanced their sea power at the expense of their southern neighbors by building foundations securely resting on sea-borne commerce.

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