The Resource Patriot pirates : the privateer war for freedom and fortune in the American Revolution, Robert H. Patton

Patriot pirates : the privateer war for freedom and fortune in the American Revolution, Robert H. Patton

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Patriot pirates : the privateer war for freedom and fortune in the American Revolution
Title
Patriot pirates
Title remainder
the privateer war for freedom and fortune in the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Robert H. Patton
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A revelation of America's War of Independence, a sweeping tale of maritime rebel-entrepreneurs bent on personal profit as well as national freedom. Privateers were legalized pirates empowered by the Continental Congress to raid and plunder, at their own considerable risk, as much enemy trade as they could successfully haul back to America's shores. Patton writes how privateering engaged all levels of Revolutionary life, from the dockyards to the assembly halls; how it gave rise to an often cutthroat network of agents who sold captured goods and sparked wild speculation in purchased shares in privateer ventures, enabling sailors to make more money in a month than they might otherwise earn in a year; and how they turned their seafaring talents to the slave trade. Vast fortunes made through privateering survive to this day, among them those of the Peabodys, Cabots, and Lowells of Massachusetts, and the Derbys and Browns of Rhode Island.--From publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patton, Robert H.
Dewey number
973.3/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E271
LC item number
.P27 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Privateering
  • United States
  • United States
  • France
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Patriot pirates : the privateer war for freedom and fortune in the American Revolution, Robert H. Patton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-278) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 291 p.
Isbn
9780375422843
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2007033612
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn165957643
  • (OCoLC)165957643
Label
Patriot pirates : the privateer war for freedom and fortune in the American Revolution, Robert H. Patton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-278) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 291 p.
Isbn
9780375422843
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2007033612
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn165957643
  • (OCoLC)165957643

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