Entrenched on Florida s Atlantic Coast since the sixteenth century, the Spanish presidio of St Augustine was a prime target for piracy For the colonial governors of Great Britain, France and Spain, privateering and its rogue form, piracy was a type of warfare used to enhance the limited resources of their colonies While the citizens of St Augustine were victims of this guerrilla war, they also struck back at their enemies using privateers such as Francisco Menendez, whose attacks on British ships strengthened his reputation and sustained the city Historian Theodore Corbett recounts this dark and turbulent history, from the first sacking of the city by Francis Drake, through the pirate raids of the 1680s to the height of St Augustine s privateering in the eighteenth century....
|Title||:||St. Augustine Pirates and Privateers|
|Publisher||:||The History Press August 21, 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
|File Size||:||793 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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St. Augustine Pirates and Privateers Reviews
This book provides a history of pirates along the Atlantic coast of North America, the Caribbean, and the Bahamas. Pirate raids on St. Augustine are described in detail but also raids on Charleston. Use of privateers is explained for Europe and its adaptation for the New World as a way of extending European conflicts to their colonies. The problems with privateers exceeding their prescribed warrants into piracy and the easy conversion of a privateer crew to a pirate one after the European conflict is over. It seem interesting how financial institution funded both pirates and privateers for a large cut of the take.