Author: Michael Thomin

Mike Thomin is the manager of the Destination Archaeology Resource Center in Pensacola, Florida. He is also a regular writer for the Unearthing Florida radio program broadcast on NPR member stations across the state. Mike received his B.A. in history from the University of West Florida and is finishing his Master’s degree in public history. Mike has spent nearly a decade as a professional in public archaeology and has worked with several organizations on interpretative projects and programs across Florida. He is a certified scuba diver and has a lifelong passion for maritime history.

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The “P” is for Profit: Revolutionary War Privateers and the Slave Trade

The American Revolutionary War was fought largely by armies on the North American continent, however, like waves in a pond the conflict inevitably rippled out across the Atlantic world.  The flow of people, supplies, and information was crucial to waging war across the Atlantic, and they were linked by who could control the sea. While […]

by Michael Thomin