History of the Buccaneers of America

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"As factual and...authentic as anything on the subject could be." — The New Yorker. One of the most comprehensive and accurate accounts of buccaneering, this exciting narrative is the work of an experienced 18th-century sailor who traveled with Captain James Cook before the celebrated mariner was killed in the Sandwich Islands.
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"As factual and...authentic as anything on the subject could be." — The New Yorker. One of the most comprehensive and accurate accounts of buccaneering, this exciting narrative is the work of an experienced 18th-century sailor who traveled with Captain James Cook before the celebrated mariner was killed in the Sandwich Islands.
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1. Considerations on the rights acquired by the discovery of unknown lands, and on the claims advanced by the Spaniards; 2. Review of the Dominion of the Spaniards in Hayti or Hispaniola; 3. Ships of different European nations frequent the West Indies; 4. Iniquitous settlement of the island Saint Christopher by the English and French; 5. Treaty made by the Spaniards with Don Henriquez; 6. Treaty of America. Expedition of the Buccaneers against Panama. Exquemelin's History of the American Sea Rovers. Misconduct of the European governors in the West Indies; 7. Thomas Peche; 8. Meeting of Buccaneers at the Samballas, and Golden Island; 9. Journey of the Buccaneers across the Isthmus of Americ, a; 10. First Buccaneer expedition in the South Sea; 11. Disputes between the French government and their West-India colonies; 12. Circumstances which preceded the second irruption of the Buccaneers into the South Sea; 13. Buccaneers under John Cook arrive at Juan Fernandez; 14. Edward Davis commander. On the coast of New Spain and Peru; 15. Edward Davis, commander. Meeting of the Spanish and Buccaneer fleets in the Bay of Panama; 16. Buccaneers under Edward Davis; 17. Edward Davis, his third visit to the Galapagos; 18. Adventures of Swan and Townley on the coast of New Spain, until their separation; 19. The Cygnet and her crew on the coast of Nueva Galicia, and at the Tres Marias Islands; 20. The Cygnet. Her passage across the Pacific Ocean; 21. The Cygnet departs from Mindanao; 22. The Cygnet. At the Philippines, Celebes, and Timor. On the coast of New Holland. End of the Cygnet; 23. French Buccaneers under François Grogniet and Le Picard, to the death of Grogniet; 24. Retreat of the French Buccaneers across New Spain to the West Indies. All the Buccaneers quit the South Sea; 25. Steps taken towards reducing the Buccaneers and the Flibustiers under subordination to the regular governments; 26. Siege and plunder of the city of Carthagena on the Terra Firma, by an armament from France in conjunction with the Flibustiers of Saint Domingo; 27. Second plunder of Carthagena.

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