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Buccaneers of the Caribbean : how piracy forged an empire

Author: Jon Latimer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009. ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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"--Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Nonfiction
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Latimer
ISBN: 9780674034037 0674034031
OCLC Number: 261174550
Description: 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. A new world --
2. Tobacco and salt --
3. Piet Hein --
4. Brethren of the coast --
5. Sugar and slaves --
6. The Western design --
7. Buccaneer islands --
8. First admiral --
9. Portobelo --
10. Maracaibo --
11. Panamá --
12. French service --
13. Suppression --
14. The end of the buccaneers.
Responsibility: Jon Latimer.
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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"--Publisher description.

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