War makes thieves, peace hangs them

Burlingame, Roger
February 1957
American Heritage;Feb1957, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p10
The article provides some insights into the economics of piracy and privateering in the United States. Piracy began with legalized plunder along the American coast. Privateering was a free, adventurours, exciting life where the privateer is entirely on his own. A pirateer is authorized to capture enemy ships loaded with contraband of war.


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