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  • Title: The Politics of Piracy: Crime and Civil Disobedience in Colonial America
  • Author: Douglas R. Burgess Jr.
  • ISBN: 9781611685275
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The seventeenth century war on piracy is remembered as a triumph for the English state and her Atlantic colonies Yet it was piracy and illicit trade that drove a wedge between them, imperiling the American enterprise and bringing the colonies to the verge of rebellion In The Politics of Piracy, competing criminalities become a lens to examine England s legal relationshipThe seventeenth century war on piracy is remembered as a triumph for the English state and her Atlantic colonies Yet it was piracy and illicit trade that drove a wedge between them, imperiling the American enterprise and bringing the colonies to the verge of rebellion In The Politics of Piracy, competing criminalities become a lens to examine England s legal relationship with America In contrast to the rough, unlettered stereotypes associated with them, pirates and illicit traders moved easily in colonial society, attaining respectability and even political office The goods they provided became a cornerstone of colonial trade, transforming port cities from barren outposts into rich and extravagant capitals This transformation reached the political sphere as well, as colonial governors furnished local mariners with privateering commissions, presided over prize courts that validated stolen wares, and fiercely defended their prerogatives as vice admirals By the end of the century, the social and political structures erected in the colonies to protect illicit trade came to represent a new and potent force nothing less than an independent American legal system Tensions between Crown and colonies presage, and may predestine, the ultimate dissolution of their relationship in 1776 Exhaustively researched and rich with anecdotes about the pirates and their pursuers, The Politics of Piracy will be a fascinating read for scholars, enthusiasts, and anyone with an interest in the wild and tumultuous world of the Atlantic buccaneers.
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    Commentaires:

    Lynn
    Wasn't exactly what I expected, but still an interesting study of the complicated relationship between Great Britain and her American colonies concerning piracy in the 17th and early 18th century.

    Cindy Vallar
    In the final years of the seventeenth century, the English Crown sought to bring Henry Every and his fellow pirates to justice after they attacked, plundered, and stole a ship belonging to the Great Mughal of India. Failure to do so would have grave consequences for English trade. This is where The Politics of Piracy begins, and the particular place in question is Pennsylvania where the customs agent, Robert Snead, believed that Governor William Markham was turning a blind eye to the fact that s [...]

    Tiffany
    I received this book as an ARC. I didn't think the writing was going to be as scholarly as it was, but since I took a lot of advanced English courses in college and read academic treatises and articles, I could follow what Burgess was saying. However, I'm pretty sure that just Joe-shmoe in the bookstore wouldn't quite follow. Maybe the book wasn't meant to be written for the general public, and that's fine, but I'm just saying it here so you won't be surprised if you happen to get this book.

    Bill
    A fresh look at the issue of piracy in colonial America. Burgess gets a good feel for the political implications of decisions by colonial administrators on both sides of the ocean and is one of the few who understands that 1700 Great Britain was not yet able to use its military and political power to the extent that 1760 Great Britain was. A useful volume in any collection on 17th and 18th Century colonial America.

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