Pirates and Privateers of the Americas

Pirates and Privateers of the Americas

Entries describe the people, places, events, weapons, ships, fleets, and ports associated with piracy and privateering in the Americas during the seventeenth century

Author: David Marley

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009748471

Category: History

Page: 502

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Entries describe the people, places, events, weapons, ships, fleets, and ports associated with piracy and privateering in the Americas during the seventeenth century
Categories: History

Pirates Privateers from Long Island Sound to Delaware Bay

Pirates   Privateers from Long Island Sound to Delaware Bay

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

ISBN: 9781439674840

Category: History

Page: 128

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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.
Categories: History

Buccaneers of the Caribbean

Buccaneers of the Caribbean

37 Marley , Pirates and Privateers of the Americas , pp . 271–2 . 38 CSP 1661–8 , No. 1213 . 39 Marley , Pirates and Privateers of the Americas , p . 242 . 40 Bancroft , History of Central America , 2 , pp .

Author: Jon Latimer

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674034037

Category: History

Page: 353

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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.
Categories: History

Privateers of the Americas

Privateers of the Americas

Spanish American Privateering from the United States in the Early Republic David Head (Historian). Head, “Slave Smuggling by Foreign Privateers: ... 1813, qtd. in Davis, Pirates Laffite, 129, 116; testimony of John Oliver, Dec.

Author: David Head (Historian)

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820344003

Category: History

Page: 222

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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.
Categories: History

Black Flags Blue Waters The Epic History of America s Most Notorious Pirates

Black Flags  Blue Waters  The Epic History of America s Most Notorious Pirates

Ancient and modern history is replete with stories about the path of ruin that pirates left in their wake. Privateers, in contrast, are men who sailed on armed vessels owned and outfitted by private individuals who had government ...

Author: Eric Jay Dolin

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 9781631492112

Category: History

Page: 400

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With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters is “rumbustious enough for the adventure-hungry” (Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle). Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age” - spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s - when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. “Deftly blending scholarship and drama” (Richard Zacks), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them the towering Blackbeard, the ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Black Flags, Blue Waters is a “tour de force history” (Michael Pierce, Midwestern Rewind) of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life.
Categories: History

Pirates Merchants Settlers and Slaves

Pirates  Merchants  Settlers  and Slaves

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

ISBN: 9780520958784

Category: History

Page: 237

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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.
Categories: History

American Privateers of the Revolutionary War

American Privateers of the Revolutionary War

Some of the more prominent American privateering captains of the period – men like Jonathan Haraden, Silas Talbot, ... Angus, Privateers and Pirates, 1730–1830 (Oxford, 2001) Osprey Publishing Laing, Alexander, American Sail: A ...

Author: Angus Konstam

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472836328

Category: History

Page: 49

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During the American War of Independence (1775–83), Congress issued almost 800 letters of marque, as a way of combating Britain's overwhelming naval and mercantile superiority. At first, it was only fishermen and the skippers of small merchant ships who turned to privateering, with mixed results. Eventually though, American shipyards began to turn out specially-converted ships, while later still, the first purpose-built privateers entered the fray. These American privateers seized more than 600 British merchant ships over the course of the war, capturing thousands of British seamen. Indeed, Jeremiah O'Brien's privateer Unity fought the first sea engagement of the Revolutionary War in the Battle of Machias of 1775, managing to capture a British armed schooner with just 40 men, their guns, axes and pitchforks, and the words 'Surrender to America'. By the end of the war, some of the largest American privateers could venture as far as the British Isles, and were more powerful than most contemporary warships in the fledgling US Navy. A small number of Loyalist privateers also put to sea during the war, and preyed on the shipping of their rebel countrymen. Packed with fascinating insights into the age of privateers, this book traces the development of these remarkable ships, and explains how they made such a significant contribution to the American Revolutionary War.
Categories: History

Pillaging the Empire

Pillaging the Empire

This introductory survey to maritime predation in the Americas from the age of Columbus to the reign of the Spanish king Philip V includes piracy, privateering (state-sponsored sea-robbery), and genuine warfare carried out by professional ...

Author: Kris E Lane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317462804

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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This introductory survey to maritime predation in the Americas from the age of Columbus to the reign of the Spanish king Philip V includes piracy, privateering (state-sponsored sea-robbery), and genuine warfare carried out by professional navies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Losing America Securing an Empire

Losing America  Securing an Empire

This meant the British viewed the privateers as pirates and subject to long-standing law against piracy. ... The American privateers did not have the legal authority to engage in privateering, thus, they were pirates.

Author: Daniel H. Boone

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476646176

Category: History

Page: 256

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The American Revolution is seen as a colossal defeat of the powerful British Empire by colonial rebels. Yet the British emerged from the conflict in better shape than the newly independent United States. After the revolution became a global conflict with the entry of France, Spain and later the Netherlands on the American side, Britain's desire to maintain prestige in Europe through dominance of her many colonies--particularly the West Indies and India--was the driving force behind British strategy. Military victories late in the war, along with retention of the rest of the empire, allowed Britain to remain a significant power. This history explores the view that Great Britain did not really "lose" the Revolutionary War.
Categories: History

American Invasions

American Invasions

American Privateers Much more relevant to exposing the hypocrisy of the American Empire for its invasion of North ... The Continental Congress and the 13 colonies oflicially engaged American pirates by issuing special Letters ofMarque.

Author: Rocky M. Mirza Ph. D.

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426938481

Category: History

Page: 334

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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.
Categories: History