Buccaneers and Privateers: The Story of the English Sea by Richard Frohock

By Richard Frohock

In the overdue 17th century, Spain ruled the Caribbean and significant and South the United States, developing colonies, mining gold and silver, and collecting riches from Asia for transportation again to Europe. trying to disrupt Spain’s approximately unchecked empire-building and siphon off a few of their wealth, 17th- and eighteenth-century British adventurers—both valid and illegitimate—led a number of expeditions into the Caribbean and the Pacific. Many voyagers wrote debts in their exploits, attractive readers with their stories of unique locations, surprising hardships and cruelties, and bold engagements with nationwide enemies. extensively allotted and skim, buccaneering and privateering narratives contributed considerably to England’s creative, literary rendering of the Americas within the overdue 17th and early eighteenth centuries, they usually supplied a venue for public discussion approximately sea rovers and their place inside empire. This booklet takes as its topic the literary and rhetorical development of voyagers and their histories, and by means of extension, the illustration of English imperialism in renowned sea-voyage narratives of the period.

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