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At sea under impressment : accounts of involuntary service aboard navy and pirate vessels, 1700-1820 / edited by Jean Choate.

Publication:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2010.
Format/Description:
Book
vi, 212 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Sailors -- United States -- Biography.
Sailors -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Impressment -- History -- 18th century.
Impressment -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History, Naval -- 18th century.
United States -- History, Naval -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 19th century.
Pirates -- History.
Seafaring life -- History.
Summary:
"This book provides an historical overview of impressment, in which naval officers oversaw a gang that abducted British and American citizens, and held them captive until they were sent to sea as unwilling sailors. Included are personal accounts of thirteen men and a chapter on Dartmoor Prison which held thousands of impressed Americans during the War of 1812"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
pt. I. Impressed
John Newton
Joshua Davis
Joshua Penny
Pirates!
John Stradley
Jacob Nagle
Joseph Bates
Dartmoor Prison
Stephen Cabot
James R. Durand
Thomas Urquhart
pt. II. Afterward
William Molyneux afterward
John Newton afterward
Joseph Bates afterward
Jacob Nagle afterward
Joshua Penny afterward.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Herman V. Ames Fund.
Contributor:
Choate, Jean.
Herman V. Ames Fund.
ISBN:
9780786443741 (pbk. : alk. paper)
078644374X (pbk. : alk. paper)
Publisher no.:
99937925371
Web link:
The Herman V. Ames Fund Home Page
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