Pirates And Privateers Of The Americas

Author: David Marley
Editor: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO
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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

Privateering Piracy And British Policy In Spanish America 1810 1830

Author: Matthew McCarthy
Editor: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1843838613
File Size: 28,47 MB
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Shows how the political turmoil of the Spanish American Wars of Independence allowed an upsurge in prize-taking activity by navies, privateers and pirates.

Pirates And Privateers

Author: Charlotte Montague
Editor: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785835024
File Size: 48,56 MB
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Previous edition: New York: Metro Books, 2009.

Pirates Of New Spain 1575 1742

Author: Peter Gerhard
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486149145
File Size: 51,41 MB
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Captivating, well-documented study focuses on piracy among Spain's Pacific coast colonies, ranging from Panama to points north. Colorful narrative traces exploits of Elizabethan pirates, Dutch raiders, mercenary buccaneers, and English privateers and smugglers.

Pirates Of The Americas

Author: David Marley
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598842012
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Presents a history of piracy in the Western hemisphere during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, discussing the pirates and their ships and the naval operattions mounted by various European countries to stop them.

Pirate Hunting

Author: Benerson Little
Editor: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597975885
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For thousands of years pirates, privateers, and seafaring raiders have terrorized the ocean voyager and coastal inhabitant, plundering ship and shore with impunity. From the victim's point of view, these attackers were not the rebellious, romantic rulers of Neptune's realm, but savage beasts to be eradicated, and those who went to sea to stop them were heroes. Engaging and meticulously detailed, Pirate Hunting chronicles the fight against these plunderers from ancient times to the present and illustrates the array of tactics and strategies that individuals and governments have employed to secure the seas. Benerson Little lends further dimension to this unending battle by including the history of piracy and privateering, ranging from the Mycenaean rovers to the modern pirates of Somalia. He also introduces associated naval warfare; maritime commerce and transportation; the development of speed under oar, sail, and steam; and the evolution of weaponry. More than just a vivid account of the war that seafarers and pirates have waged, Pirate Hunting is invaluable reading in a world where acts of piracy are once more a significant threat to maritime commerce and voyagers. It will appeal to readers interested in the history of piracy, anti-piracy operations, and maritime, naval, and military history worldwide.

Pirates And Privateers Of The Caribbean

Author: Jenifer Marx
Editor: Malabar, Fla. : R.E. Krieger Publishing Company
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Includes Captain Kidd, Sir Henry Morgan, Sir Francis Drake, Captain Teach, commonly called Blackbeard, and Captain Bartholomew Roberts.

The Pirates Laffite

Author: William C. Davis
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156032599
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From just after the Louisiana Purchase through the War of 1812, privateers Jean and Pierre Laffite made life hell for Spanish merchants on the Gulf. Pirates to the U.S. Navy officers who chased them, heroes to the New Orleanians who shopped for contraban

A History Of American Privateers

Author: Edgar Stanton Maclay
Editor: Digital Antiquaria
ISBN: 1580573312
File Size: 69,66 MB
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Fully printable, fully searchable. Illustrated.

The New World

Author: Henry Howard Brownell
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Henry Morgan Feared Buccaneer Of The New World

Author: Blake Hoena
Editor: Bellwether Media
ISBN: 1681037661
File Size: 18,26 MB
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For decades, Spanish colonists in the Caribbean lived in fear of one man: Henry Morgan. Attacking towns that others would not think to attack, Morgan quickly made a name for himself, and piles of gold as well! In this graphic narrative, reluctant readers will learn about the real-life exploits of this bold buccaneer through detailed illustrations and engaging dialogue. Quotes, a timeline, and a map provide historical context for this high-interest title.

The Politics Of Piracy

Author: Douglas R. Burgess, Jr.
Editor: ForeEdge from University Press of New England
ISBN: 1611685273
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The seventeenth-century war on piracy is remembered as a triumph for the English state and her Atlantic colonies. Yet it was piracy and illicit trade that drove a wedge between them, imperiling the American enterprise and bringing the colonies to the verge of rebellion. In The Politics of Piracy, competing criminalities become a lens to examine England's legal relationship with America. In contrast to the rough, unlettered stereotypes associated with them, pirates and illicit traders moved easily in colonial society, attaining respectability and even political office. The goods they provided became a cornerstone of colonial trade, transforming port cities from barren outposts into rich and extravagant capitals. This transformation reached the political sphere as well, as colonial governors furnished local mariners with privateering commissions, presided over prize courts that validated stolen wares, and fiercely defended their prerogatives as vice-admirals. By the end of the century, the social and political structures erected in the colonies to protect illicit trade came to represent a new and potent force: nothing less than an independent American legal system. Tensions between Crown and colonies presage, and may predestine, the ultimate dissolution of their relationship in 1776. Exhaustively researched and rich with anecdotes about the pirates and their pursuers, The Politics of Piracy will be a fascinating read for scholars, enthusiasts, and anyone with an interest in the wild and tumultuous world of the Atlantic buccaneers.

Africa And The World

Author: Lewis H. Gann
Editor: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761815204
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First published in 1972, Africa and the World places the African past within the wider context of world events, while providing a wealth of geographical and ethnographic information about the continent. The book specifically focuses on the pre-colonial and early colonial history of sub-Saharan Africa. Designed for those interested in the impact of Europe on the non-Western world, the volume provides an account of the major economic and social factors that have shaped African history. Information from studies in anthropology, archaeology, history, and art are included as well. Africa and the World is an essential and accessible resource for those interested in world history or African studies.

Piracy And Privateering In The Golden Age Netherlands

Author: V. Lunsford
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1403979383
File Size: 75,29 MB
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This exciting scholarly work examines Dutch maritime violence in the seventeenth-century. With its flourishing maritime trade and lucrative colonial possessions, the young Dutch Republic enjoyed a cultural and economic pre-eminence, becoming the leading commercial power in the world. Dutch seamen plied the world's waters, trading,exploring, and colonizing. Many also took up pillaging, terrorizing their victims on the high seas and on European waterways. Surprisingly, this story of Dutch freebooters and their depredations remains almost entirely untold until now. Piracy and Privateering in the Golden Age Netherlands presents new data and understandings of early modern piracy generally, and also sheds important new light on Dutch and European history as well, such as the history of national identity and state formation, and the history of crime and criminality.

Colonial Wars Of North America 1512 1763 Routledge Revivals

Author: Alan Gallay
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317487192
File Size: 29,64 MB
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First published in 1996, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference resource that pulls together a vast amount of material on a rich historical era, presenting it in a balanced way that offers hard-to-find facts and detailed information. The volume was the first encyclopedic account of the United States' colonial military experience. It features 650 essays by more than 130 historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, geographers, and other scholarly experts on a variety of topics that cover all of colonial America's diverse peoples. In addition to wars, battles, and treaties, analytical essays explore the diplomatic and military history of over 50 Native American groups, as well as Dutch, English, French, Spanish, and Swiss colonies. It's the first source to consult for the political activities of an Indian nation, the details about the disposition of forces in a battle, or the significance of a fort to its size, location, and strength. In addition to its reference capabilities, the book's detailed material has been, and will continue to be highly useful to students as a supplementary text and as a handy source for reporters and papers.

The Most Up To Date Coin Prices Available 2004

Author: Charles F. French
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743215001
File Size: 23,30 MB
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Presents an essential, up-to-date, comprehensive, and clearly illustrated guide to information about and values of American coins, along with tips on identification, determining fakes, cleaning and caring for coins, and special information on the U.S. Mint State Quarter Program. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Final Passages

Author: Gregory E. O'Malley
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469615347
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Hundreds of thousands of captive Africans continued their journeys after the Middle Passage across the Atlantic. Colonial merchants purchased and then transshipped many of these captives to other colonies for resale. Drawing on a database of over seven thousand intercolonial slave trading voyages compiled from port records, newspapers, and merchant accounts, O'Malley identifies and quantifies the major routes of this intercolonial slave trade. He argues that such voyages were a crucial component in the development of slavery in the Caribbean and North America and that trade in the unfree led to experimentation with free trade between empires.

America And Its People

Author: Laureat Bernard
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A high school textbook in American history, tracing the growth of the nation from early European discoveries of the New World to the work of the 89th Congress.

Twenty Florida Pirates

Author: Kevin M. McCarthy
Editor: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561640508
File Size: 21,11 MB
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-- Twenty of the most notorious Florida pirates from the 1500s to the present -- Meet Sir Francis Drake, Black Caesar, Blackbeard, Jean Lafitte, Jose Gaspar -- Piracy continues today, though the cargo is more likely to be drugs or other contraband instead of gold and silver -- A lively read for adults and older children

Pillaging The Empire

Author: Kris E Lane
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317462807
File Size: 57,25 MB
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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.