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Pirates, privateers, and profits,

Author: James G Lydon
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J., Gregg Press [1970]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Probably the most important privateering center of the era in North America, and possibly of the British Empire, bustling Colonial New York serves as a microcosm for this scholarly study of the decline of piracy and the enforcement of legality in privateering. … In the 1690s, the city of New York was a flourishing pirate center. By the mid-[18th-]century, however, only a few of its privateersmen drifted into the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lydon, James G. (James Gavin), 1927-
Pirates, privateers, and profits.
Upper Saddle River, N.J., Gregg Press [1970]
(OCoLC)768470782
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James G Lydon
ISBN: 0839811764 9780839811763
OCLC Number: 144467
Description: 303 pages illustrations, facsimiles, map, portrait 23 cm
Contents: Pirates and privateers: fact and fantasy – New York and the Red Sea Pirates – Early New York privateers, 1665-1720 – Control and regulation, 1739-1763 – Privateering and the prize court – Contributions to the war effort – The privateering fever – Privateers at sea – All gentlemen, sailors, and others – Patriots of percentage.
Responsibility: by James G. Lydon. Introd. by Richard B. Morris.

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"Probably the most important privateering center of the era in North America, and possibly of the British Empire, bustling Colonial New York serves as a microcosm for this scholarly study of the decline of piracy and the enforcement of legality in privateering. … In the 1690s, the city of New York was a flourishing pirate center. By the mid-[18th-]century, however, only a few of its privateersmen drifted into the dangerous practices of the earlier period. Pirates gave way before governmental control or retired or died. … History and politics play important roles in this economic examination of the port. Legal aspects of the maritime depredation are thoroughly treated, as pirates and privateersmen elbow merchants and government officials in their quest for loot." -- Book jacket.

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