Pillaging the Empire: Piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750 / Edition 1

Pillaging the Empire: Piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750 / Edition 1

by Kris E Lane, Robert M. Levine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765602571

ISBN-13: 9780765602572

Pub. Date: 02/01/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This introductory survey to maritime predation in the Americas from the age of Columbus to the reign of the Spanish king Philip V includes piracy, privateering (state-sponsored sea-robbery), and genuine warfare carried out by professional navies.  See more details below

Overview

This introductory survey to maritime predation in the Americas from the age of Columbus to the reign of the Spanish king Philip V includes piracy, privateering (state-sponsored sea-robbery), and genuine warfare carried out by professional navies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765602572
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/1998
Series:
Latin American Realities Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,269,398
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Maps, and Figures
Series Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgments
A Chronology of Early Modern Piracy in the Americas
Introduction3
Ch. 1Spain and the Sixteenth-Century Corsairs11
The Brothers Barbarossa and the Barbary Coast Corsairs12
Jambe de Bois and the First Caribbean Corsairs17
Contrabanding and the Treaty of Cateau-Cambresis28
Ch. 2Smugglers, Pirates, and Privateers: The Elizabethans33
West Country Slave Traders34
San Juan de Ulua and Aftermath37
Drake and Elizabethan Piracy40
Elizabethan Privateers49
Ch. 3From the Low Countries to the High Seas: The Dutch Sea-Rovers62
Calvinism and Competition at Sea63
Salt and Sovereignty in the Caribbean64
Piet Heyn and the Dutch West India Company67
Dutch Intruders in the Pacific72
Ch. 4The Seventeenth-Century Caribbean Buccaneers96
Renegades and Runaways on Hispaniola and Tortuga97
Port Royal, Jamaica: Pirate Haven102
Henry Morgan and the Treaty of Madrid110
Buccaneers as Loggers and Privateers125
Ch. 5Buccaneers in the South Sea131
John Narborough and the Charlatan131
Bartholomew Sharp: Pirate Captain of Last Resort134
A Second Pirate Cycle in the South Sea142
Grogniet and Guayaquil, 1687151
Captain Franco, Shipwrecks, and Contraband154
Ch. 6The Last Buccaneers and Pirate Suppression164
The Buccaneer Denouement165
Henry Avery and Captain Kidd172
Treasure Wrecks and the Anglo-American Freebooters181
Conclusions198
AppTable of Early Modern Pirates and Contemporary European Monarchs203
Notes205
Glossary of Terms213
Select Bibliography217
Index221
About the Author237

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