Privateers and Pirates 1730-1830

Privateers and Pirates 1730-1830

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Following the pirate scourge of the early 18th century, sea captains took to privateering as a means of making money. A form of nationally sponsored piracy, it reached its peak during the American Revolution, with the fledgling American navy relying on privateers to disrupt British shipping between England and the rebellious colonies. It details the privateer captains of the golden age of "state-sponsored piracy" - men such as John Paul Jones, Jean Lafitte, and Benito de Soto. It includes episodes such as Bonhomme Richard's epic battle with HMS Serapis.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 175.26 x 241.3 x 7.62mm | 90.72g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Osprey Publishing
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 60 b&w and 10 colour illustrations, bibliography
  • 1841760161
  • 9781841760162
  • 610,920

About Angus Konstam

Angus McBride needs little introduction, having established himself over the years as one of the world's most respected and talented artists in his field. He has illustrated a wide array of Osprey titles, covering subjects as diverse as the German Army of World War 2 and the Ancient Assyrians. Angus lives and works in Cape Town, Republic of South Aftica. Angus Konstam has written several books for Osprey, mainly on 18th century subjects. His recent works include Campaign 44 'Pavia 1525' and Elite 67 'Pirates 1660-1730'. Angus previously worked as a Curator of Weapons at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum.show more

Table of contents

Introduction; Background and Sources; Privateering in the Americas; The Last Pirates Privateering Crews; The Maritime Art of War; Privateer Captains; Privateering ports; The Last Pirate Dens; Privateering vessels; The Anti-Piracy campaign; Bibliography; Commentary on colour artworkshow more

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