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Privateering, Piracy and British Policy in Spanish... - a book by McCarthy, Matthew

Privateering, Piracy and British Policy in Spanish America, 1810-1830

Privateering, Piracy and British Policy in Spanish America, 1810-1830( )
Author: McCarthy, Matthew
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $45.00
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Private maritime predation was integral to the Spanish American Wars of Independence. When colonists rebelled against Spanish rule in 1810 they deployed privateers - los corsarios insurgentes - to prosecute their revolutionary struggle at sea. Spain responded by commissioning privateers of its own, while the disintegration of Spanish authority in the New World created conditions in which unauthorised prize-taking - piracy - also flourished. This upsurge in privateering and piracy has...
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