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“Abandon’d Wretches”: Rethinking The War on Pirates, 1713–1740

Mark G. Hanna

in Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469617947
eISBN:
9781469617961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617947.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the so-called “War on Pirates,” the period roughly between 1716 and 1726, and the factors that led to the downfall of piracy in English colonies. For generations, the English ... More


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