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Patriot Pirates: The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution

Patriot Pirates: The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution
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B006LM3490
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892
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9

They were legalized pirates empowered by the Continental Congress to raid and plunder, at their own considerable risk, as much enemy trade as they could successfully haul back to America’s shores; they played a central role in American’s struggle for independence and later turned their seafaring talents to the slave trade; embodying the conflict between enterprise and mora

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