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Persons, Houses, And Material Possessions: Second Spanish Period St. Augustine Society, Daniel Velasquez Jan 2015

Persons, Houses, And Material Possessions: Second Spanish Period St. Augustine Society, Daniel Velasquez

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St. Augustine in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries was a prosperous, multi-ethnic community that boasted trade connections throughout the Atlantic world. Shipping records demonstrate that St. Augustine had access to a wide variety of goods, giving residents choices in what they purchased, and allowing them to utilize their material possessions to display and reinforce their status. Likewise, their choice of residential design and location allowed them to make statements in regards to their place in the social order. St. Augustine was a unique city in the Spanish Empire; the realities of frontier living meant that inter-ethnic connection were ...