Author Results for Jeremy Land

Review: ‘The Overseas Trade of British America: A narrative history’ by T. M. Truxes

By Jeremy Land

Building on the foundation of his long career of studying colonial North American trade and its economy, Thomas Truxes provides a sweeping, long-run narrative of the maritime trade of British America up until the advent of independence for the United States of America. Looking to explicate the origins, development, and significance of British America in […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | Seven Years’ War | American Revolution | American Civil War
Subjects include: Administration | Merchant Marines | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers | Strategy & Diplomacy

Review:- ‘Suppressing Piracy in the Early Eighteenth Century: Pirates, merchants and British imperial authority in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans’ by D. Wilson

By Jeremy Land

Testing the traditional narrative of a stateled effort by Britain to eradicate piracy in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in the first few decades of the eighteenth century, David Wilson questions the archive and finds a different story than the one commonly accepted in the historiography. Rather than focus on the imperial record, Wilson utilizes […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Eighteenth Century | Pirates | Indian Ocean | Caribbean
Subjects include: Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers | Strategy & Diplomacy

Book Review-‘The Corsairs of Saint-Malo: Network organization of a merchant elite under the Ancien Regime’ by H. Hillman

By Jeremy Land

Exploring how privateering provided ample opportunities for mercantile networking and profit-sharing, Henning Hillmann offers a multidisciplinary look at the organizational linkages between merchants, captains, and corsairs (pirates to those they attacked). Attempting to map and understand the rise and fall of Saint-Malo as both a base for privateering and standard commerce, Hillmann utilizes a sociological […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | English Channel
Subjects include: Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers