Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates. New York: Liveright Publishing, 2018. ... The Cape May Navy: Delaware Bay Privateers in the American Revolution. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2018.
Author: Jamie L. H. Goodall
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Illicit commerce was key to the survival of the mid-Atlantic colonies from the Golden Age of piracy to the battles of the American Revolution. Out of this exciting time came beloved villains like Captain William Kidd and Black Sam Bellamy as well as inspiring locals like Captain Shelley and James Forten. Learn of the legend of Sadie the Goat and her Charlton Street Gang as piracy was ending in the region in the 19th century. From the shores of New York to the oceans of the East Indies, from Delaware Bay to the islands of the West Indies, author Jamie L.H. Goodall illuminates the height of piratical depredations in the mid-Atlantic in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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Author: Jon Latimer
Publisher: Harvard University Press
During the seventeenth century, sea raiders known as buccaneers controlled the Caribbean. Buccaneers were not pirates but privateers, licensed to attack the Spanish by the governments of England, France, and Holland. Jon Latimer charts the exploits of these men who followed few rules as they forged new empires.
America. In the spring of 1819, Secretary of State John Quincy Adams was angry with the Supreme Court. In a case involving piracy committed against a British ship by the crew of a Buenos Aires privateer that had ended up in the United ...
Author: David Head
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Head examines raids on Spanish shipping conducted from the United States during the early 1800s. Because privateering further complicated international dealings during the already tumultuous Age of Revolution, this study offers a new perspective on the diplomatic and Atlantic history of the early American republic.
in our collective consciousness that focus on some of the most romantic and enigmatic seamen of all time: pirates. The very name conjures deeds of derring-do, ... The state's key role in America's colonial development, its engagement in ...
Author: Wick Griswold
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The waters, inlets and islands of Connecticut once swarmed with fabled corsairs like Captain Kidd and Blackbeard who may have buried their booty in Constitution State soil. In colonial times and through the nineteenth century, over one hundred privateers used the Connecticut River and waterways as a home port, influencing the geopolitics of the time. During the Revolutionary War, the infamous traitor Benedict Arnold attempted to destroy the state's privateer fleet. In 1779, Captain Elisha Hinman cleverly devised a system that allowed the large privateer ship Governor Trumbull to avoid enemy attack by becoming super-buoyant and passing over dangerous shoals. Wick Griswold uncovers the swashbuckling stories of Connecticut's pirates and privateers, brimming with historical facts and local myths.
He was often tempted to act like a pirate. But his investors kept control of him. In Bristol, on July 14, 1708, the owners and directors of this private venture formed a constitution for a voyage to America.
Author: Theodore Corbett
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Entrenched on Florida's Atlantic Coast since the sixteenth century, the Spanish presidio of St. Augustine was a prime target for piracy. For the colonial governors of Great Britain, France and Spain, privateering--and its rogue form, piracy--was a type of warfare used to enhance the limited resources of their colonies. While the citizens of St. Augustine were victims of this guerrilla war, they also struck back at their enemies using privateers such as Francisco Menendez, whose attacks on British ships strengthened his reputation and sustained the city. Historian Theodore Corbett recounts this dark and turbulent history, from the first sacking of the city by Francis Drake, through the pirate raids of the 1680s to the height of St. Augustine's privateering in the eighteenth century.
Colonial America and the Indo-Atlantic World Kevin P. McDonald ... Lane, Kris E. Pillaging the Empire: Piracy in the Americas, 1500–1750. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1998. ... Marley, David F. Pirates and Privateers of the Americas.
Author: Kevin P. McDonald
Publisher: Univ of California Press
In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, more than a thousand pirates poured from the Atlantic into the Indian Ocean. There, according to Kevin P. McDonald, they helped launch an informal trade network that spanned the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds, connecting the North American colonies with the rich markets of the East Indies. Rather than conducting their commerce through chartered companies based in London or Lisbon, colonial merchants in New York entered into an alliance with Euro-American pirates based in Madagascar. Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slaves explores the resulting global trade network located on the peripheries of world empires and shows the illicit ways American colonists met the consumer demand for slaves and East India goods. The book reveals that pirates played a significant yet misunderstood role in this period and that seafaring slaves were both commodities and essential components in the Indo-Atlantic maritime networks. Enlivened by stories of Indo-Atlantic sailors and cargoes that included textiles, spices, jewels and precious metals, chinaware, alcohol, and drugs, this book links previously isolated themes of piracy, colonialism, slavery, transoceanic networks, and cross-cultural interactions and extends the boundaries of traditional Atlantic, national, world, and colonial histories.
The Spanish Main pirates' nemesis arrived in 1718 in the form of a privateer, Captain Woodes Rogers. ... protector of royal property, prerogative and privilege in the Americas, the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, Alexander Spotswood.
Author: Tom Bowling
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
From Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island to Errol Flynn in Captain Blood on to today’s Pirates of the Caribbean, the romantic image of pirates in modern Western popular culture has long been with us. But of course pirates come in many guises, and not all of them as charming as Johnny Depp. Pirates are outlaws who move quickly, a form of lawlessness based on the application of immense short term power by mobile forces which fade away, similar to guerrilla warfare. In Pirates and Privateers Tom Bowling offers a lively history of piracy, from ancient times through the ‘privateers’ such as Morgan, with their Letters of Marque (an early example of State-sponsored terrorism), to the still real and flourishing threat of contemporary pirates that patrol the less well-regulated shipping lanes of the world today.
American Privateers Much more relevant to exposing the hypocrisy of the American Empire for its invasion of North Africa and the Mediterranean was the official sanction of piracy by the US. The Continental Congress and the 13 colonies ...
Author: Rocky M. Mirza Ph. D.
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
"American Invasions: Canada to Afghanistan, 1775 to 2010" is a thought-provoking analysis of the reasons for American invasions and warmongering over the last two centuries. Contrary to the views expressed by the Western media and Western historians the American Empire is not a force for the promotion of free thinking and democracy but instead a force for imperial conquests and imposed dictatorships through the use of a military-industrial complex, fed by the American Empire outspending the rest of the world combined, on weapons of mass destruction. The American Empire has used and will continue to use the most sophisticated weapons, from nuclear bombs to bunker-busting bombs to land mines to chemical and biological weapons, on defenseless men, women, and children to feed its insatiable appetite for warmongering and imperial expansion. It combines military bases around the world with military prisons used for torture and extraction of information. Its navy patrols every corner of the globe, and its planes can rain down bombs from the heavens on every civilian on the planet.
PIrates and PrIvateers ... In this (the life of piracy), plenty and satiety, pleasure and ease, liberty and power. ... the kings and queens of Europe plundered and pillaged their way through the Americas, claiming them for their own.