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Hispanic American Historical Review (1995) 75 (4): 712–713.
Published: 01 November 1995
...Frank Safford The discussion of technical details makes clear why steam-powered paddle-wheel boats competed with difficulty against diesel-powered propeller-driven craft. The combined weight of steam engines, fuel, water, and paddles was roughly six times that of diesel engines, fuel...
Hispanic American Historical Review (1990) 70 (2): 295–325.
Published: 01 May 1990
... from the Caribbean, up the Essequibo and its tributary, the Rupununi, and then across level plains onto the Pirara-Tacutu headwaters of the Branco. The Portuguese paddled up the Amazon and Negro and then up its broad, straight tributary—the Rio Branco. MAP 1: The Rio Branco and Surrounding Areas...
Hispanic American Historical Review (2020) 100 (2): 233–256.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of the rainy season, the vessels commanded by Prins, Harris, and Ludbury arrived on the Mosquito Coast. Determined to advance quickly to their target, the crews set out to paddle up the San Juan River. The small Castillo San Carlos that had been constructed in the aftermath of the 1665 raid appears to have...
Hispanic American Historical Review (2015) 95 (4): 681–683.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., the book reverberates with the din of many utterances. One chapter takes up the bogas , who paddled canoes up the Magdalena River in groups of six or eight and whom Alexander von Humboldt described as upsetting in their “barbarous, lustful, ululating and angry shouting” (quoted on p. 32). Humboldt...
Hispanic American Historical Review (2014) 94 (2): 323–325.
Published: 01 May 2014
... offices and battalions they attacked, and they did not take money from municipal coffers, which demonstrated their acquiescence to at least some aspects of state power. Instead, they only destroyed records from the justices of the peace and palmatórias (wooden paddles used to punish slaves), which...
Hispanic American Historical Review (2005) 85 (1): 156–158.
Published: 01 February 2005
... and then paddled upstream to convince state officials and the local gente decente that their aesthetic undertaking deserved funding. But state budgets were chronically in arrears, and there were rarely enough funds to pay civil servants, let alone subsidize the arts. The conservatory was particularly...
Hispanic American Historical Review (1990) 70 (1): 109–138.
Published: 01 February 1990
... impertinence.” 63 No mention was made of paddling or any form of corporal punishment, which Sarmiento, as an ardent believer in the power of moral suasion on children, thoroughly abhorred. Paddling, or azotes , had been repeatedly dealt with by Argentine authorities since 1813 when the practice was first...
Hispanic American Historical Review (2014) 94 (3): 381–419.
Published: 01 August 2014
... in Boston (“Baston”), Kofi (“Cofe”) in West Africa (“Guinea”). In the dark, the three maroons paddled upriver until in the early light of dawn they came across another refugee hiding in the forest. Although he was a recent arrival from Africa and his native language unintelligible to the first three, he...
Hispanic American Historical Review (2006) 86 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 February 2006
.... The technological innovations that the industrial revolution unleashed made these improvements possible. From the mid-1800s on, steamships increasingly replaced sailing vessels, the screw propeller supplanted the cumbersome paddle wheel, and iron (and later steel) hulls superseded wooden ones. Meanwhile...
Hispanic American Historical Review (1997) 77 (4): 619–644.
Published: 01 November 1997
... neared Veracruz, for example, boys from the town habitually flocked into canoes, paddling out to intercept the new arrival and sell their services as guides. As the inbound vessel neared its designated slip, the young entrepreneurs would jump overboard and swim ashore long before the launch bearing...
Hispanic American Historical Review (1996) 76 (2): 283–311.
Published: 01 May 1996
... Bogotá nor Medellín enjoyed a direct rail link to the northern coast; paddle-wheeled steamboats on the Magdalena (most based in Barranquilla) were the principal form of transportation for both cargo and passengers 24 After the turn of the century, most of Colombias primary commodity, coffee, passed down...
Hispanic American Historical Review (2018) 98 (3): 439–469.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., commanding the auditorium's attention. After this act, another Chinese man presented a rooster conveniently tethered to a kind of wooden paddle. The priest put it on the altar and then cut off its crest, collecting the blood in a rubber washbowl, in which were then placed a large number of little sticks...
Hispanic American Historical Review (2003) 83 (2): 223–253.
Published: 01 May 2003
... difficult to net due to their propensity to jump, so fishermen simply beat the water with their paddles and let the fish leap into their canoes. The improbability of this technique is outweighed by the numbers who reported it; around 1800 one witness, John Black, reported that several canoes were filled...
Hispanic American Historical Review (1983) 63 (4): 677–706.
Published: 01 November 1983
... alliance. The inevitable occurred between two and three in the morning of September 4, 1800. Mosquito General Tempest and his men silently paddled their canoes up Black River to overwhelm the town from the rear. The survivors of the massacre, clad in their nightclothes, fled through the jungle to Trujillo...
Hispanic American Historical Review (1989) 69 (4): 637–676.
Published: 01 November 1989
... lashes, and 14 received 50 lashes. Two were beaten with the palmatória (a wooden paddle with perforations in the end to reduce wind resistance); one with 48 blows, the other with 36 blows. Of the total 81, there were 58 African born and 27 Brazilian born, including 4 listed as “brown” ( pardo...