The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution

The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution

by Robert P. Watson


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ISBN-13: 9780306825521
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 08/15/2017
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Robert P. Watson, PhD, has published over three dozen nonfiction books, two encyclopedia sets, three novels, and hundreds of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and reference essays on topics in politics and history. A frequent media commentator, Watson has been interviewed by outlets throughout the United States and internationally and serves as the political analyst for WPTV 5 (NBC) in Florida. For many years he was also a Sunday columnist with the Sun-Sentinel newspaper. An award-winning author, Watson's recent books include The Nazi Titanic, The Presidents' Wives, Affairs of the State, and America's First Crisis, which received the 2014 Gold Medal in History from the Independent Publishers' Association (IPPY). He is a Distinguished Professor of American History at Lynn University.

Table of Contents

Map of New York City in 1770 ix

Map of Wallabout Bay During the American Revolution x

Preface xi

Introduction: "A Vast and Silent Army" 1

1 Warship 11

2 "The Glorious Cause" 18

3 City of Prisons 29

4 Privateers 43

5 Patriots 48

6 Adventure on the High Seas 61

7 Floating Dungeons 73

9 Welcome to Hell 90

10 The Final Voyage 103

11 Tempest 116

12 Negotiations 130

13 July 4 144

14 Escape 156

15 Run! 163

16 Turning Point 179

17 Freedom 192

18 Death and Demise 206

19 Rediscovery 218

Postscript 226

Appendix I "The Poet of the American Revolution" 235

Appendix II List of Prison Ships 241

Notes 243

Bibliography 264

Index 275

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