St. Augustine Pirates and Privateers (Hardcover)

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St. Augustine Pirates and Privateers (Hardcover)

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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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781540232137
ISBN-10: 1540232131
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Date: August 21st, 2012
Pages: 146
Language: English