Piratical Colonization: Piracy's Role in the First English Colonies , 1550-1600

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Austin F Croom (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: This thesis analyzes the importance of piracy to the beginnings of English overseas expansion. This study will consider the piratical climate around the British Isles in the sixteenth century , and the ways in which this context affected the participants in the first English colonial projects. Piracy became inseparably associated with nearly all of the Elizabethan overseas expeditions , contributing experienced seamen to the cause and promising to fill gaps in the financial strength of the expeditions. Ultimately , piracy proved difficult to control , and sabotaged the efforts of the Elizabethan colonial promoters.

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Language: English
Date: 2019
England, early America

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