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Steven Gunn, David Grummitt, and Hans Cools

in War, State, and Society in England and the Netherlands 1477-1559

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207503
eISBN:
9780191708848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207503.003.004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines the direct contributions made by towns to their princes' wars. Town councils had constantly to manoeuvre between the sometimes exorbitant demands of their princes, the ... More


Privateering in the American War

Peter Earle

in The Earles of Liverpool: A Georgian Merchant Dynasty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381731
eISBN:
9781781382301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381731.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Most of the Earle family invested in privateers and “marks” (letter of marque ships) in wartime and never more so than in the American War of Independence. This chapter uses the prize records (kept ... More


“Business is Extremely Dull”: Whaling and Manufacturing in Wartime New Bedford

Earl F. Mulderink III

in New Bedford's Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823243341
eISBN:
9780823243389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243341.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explores how the Civil War disrupted New Bedford's maritime economy. Whaling's decline was poignantly illustrated by the sinking of the so-called Stone Fleets in Southern harbors in ... More


Native American Popular Religion in New England's Old Colony, 1670–1770

Douglas L. Winiarski

in Native Americans, Christianity, and the Reshaping of the American Religious Landscape

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834060
eISBN:
9781469606316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899663_martin.9
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter discusses an unusual tale of witchcraft and warfare that preyed upon the deepest fears of Cotton's Plymouth neighbors. Tensions were running high in town during the spring of 1740 as ... More


Setting a Course toward an Archaeology of Piracy

Russell K. Skowronek

in Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061580
eISBN:
9780813051246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061580.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

An “Archaeology of Piracy” is emerging through the archaeological examination of sites, the examination of historic records, and the ethnographic study of modern pirates and related illicit behavior. ... More


Plundering the Spanish Main: Henry Morgan’s Raid on Panama

Frederick H. Hanselmann, Tomás Mendizábal, and Juan G. Martín

in Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061580
eISBN:
9780813051246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061580.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

One of the most famous privateers or pirates of all time, Henry Morgan was one of the few to survive and enjoy his ill-gotten gains. From 1664 to 1671, Morgan led daring raids throughout the Spanish ... More


Introduction

Robert E. May

in The Union, the Confederacy, and the Atlantic Rim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813049229
eISBN:
9780813050058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049229.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter provides an overview of Civil War diplomacy. It explains why European nations took such an interest in the war but decided on neutrality rather than recognition of the Confederacy and ... More


Restoration Imperialism: The Shaping of Imperial Administration, 1660–1671

Abigail L. Swingen

in Competing Visions of Empire: Labor, Slavery, and the Origins of the British Atlantic Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300187540
eISBN:
9780300189445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187540.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter investigates the origins of Restoration imperialism by focusing on the competing imperial visions that emerged during the 1660s, focusing particularly on the Crown, the new African ... More


“My Saddle Bags Loaded with Specie”: Caribbean Commerce in the Age of Revolution

Daniel L. Schafer

in Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044620
eISBN:
9780813046341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044620.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

During the 1790s, Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. was a ship captain engaged in sugar and coffee trade in the West Indies. In 1793, his ship was seized by a French privateer and sold at an Admiralty Court ... More


The Fleet

Christopher Storrs

in The Spanish Resurgence, 1713-1748

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300216899
eISBN:
9780300225235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300216899.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses Philip V’s creation of a royal fleet. It also considers the expansion of that fleet. Associated with this was a major reorganisation of the fleet. A larger fleet required new ... More


The Royal Navy and the Defence of Newfoundland during the American Revolution

Olaf U. Janzen

in War and Trade in Eighteenth-Century Newfoundland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781927869024
eISBN:
9781786944429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781927869024.003.0012
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter provides an analysis of the American attack on the Newfoundland fishery, undertaken in effort to position America as a threat to Britain despite the overwhelming British dominance of the ... More


The American Threat to the Newfoundland Fisheries, 1776-1777

Olaf U. Janzen

in War and Trade in Eighteenth-Century Newfoundland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781927869024
eISBN:
9781786944429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781927869024.003.0013
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This final chapter continues to explore the American threat to the Newfoundland fishery between 1776 and 1777, but pays more attention to the toll it took on the mercantile fishing community. It ... More


The “Old” Navy, Late 1500s-1652

Jaap R. Bruijn

in The Dutch Navy of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497353
eISBN:
9781786944498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497353.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This section explores the Dutch Republic’s navy in the late 1500s through to 1652, which Bruijn classifies as the ‘Old’ navy period. It is divided into four sections: naval operations against Spain ... More


Anglo-American Policymaking, 1819-1834

Mark C. Hunter

in Policing the Seas: Anglo-American Relations and the Equatorial Atlantic, 1819-1865

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973893465
eISBN:
9781786944580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893465.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores Anglo-American policy-making between 1891 and 1834, with a particular focus on policies concerning piracy, privateering, and slavery. It examines British policy concerning the ... More


Captain Quelch’s Warning: The Transformation of Pirate Nests, 1704–1713

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/9781469617947.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the cultural turn against heroic sea marauding during the period 1704–1713, with particular emphasis on the execution of Captain John Quelch and its significance for the ... More


. Louisbourg, 1745–1746

Douglas Edward Leach

in Roots of Conflict: British Armed Forces and Colonial Americans, 1677-1763

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807842584
eISBN:
9781469603988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898796_leach.8
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the period when France entered the War of the 1740s as an ally of Spain. French and Indian raiding parties again threatened the exposed northern frontier of New England, while ... More


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