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Patriot pirates : the privateer war for freedom and fortune in the American Revolution

Author: Robert H Patton
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[The author] 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.-Dust jacket.
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Named Person: Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Patton
OCLC Number: 269363448
Notes: Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2008. 1st ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Prologue --
1775 Machias, Maine --
1776 Boston, Massachusetts --
1776 Providence, Rhode Island --
1776 Brooklyn, New York --
1778 Barbados, West Indies --
1779 Penobscot, Maine --
1779 New London, Connecticut --
1780 Newfoundland, Canada --
1782 Portsmouth, England --
1782 Guadeloupe, West Indies --
1782 Brooklyn, New York --
1783 Providence, Rhode Island.
Responsibility: Robert H. Patton.

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[The author] 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.-Dust jacket.

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