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The Resource No limits to their sway : Cartagena's privateers and the masterless Caribbean in the age of revolutions, Edgardo Pérez Morales

No limits to their sway : Cartagena's privateers and the masterless Caribbean in the age of revolutions, Edgardo Pérez Morales

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No limits to their sway : Cartagena's privateers and the masterless Caribbean in the age of revolutions
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No limits to their sway
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Cartagena's privateers and the masterless Caribbean in the age of revolutions
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Edgardo Pérez Morales
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eng
Summary
"Following the 1808 French invasion of the Iberian Peninsula, an unprecedented political crisis threw the Spanish Monarchy into turmoil. On the Caribbean coast of modern-day Colombia, the important port town of Cartagena rejected Spanish authority, finally declaring independence in 1811. With new leadership that included free people of color, Cartagena welcomed merchants, revolutionaries, and adventurers from Venezuela, the Antilles, the United States, and Europe. Most importantly, independent Cartagena opened its doors to privateers of color from the French Caribbean. Hired mercenaries of the sea, privateers defended Cartagena's claim to sovereignty, attacking Spanish ships and seizing Spanish property, especially near Cuba, and establishing vibrant maritime connections with Haiti. Most of Cartagena's privateers were people of color and descendants of slaves who benefited from the relative freedom and flexibility of life at sea, but also faced kidnapping, enslavement, and brutality. Many came from Haiti and Guadeloupe; some had been directly involved in the Haitian Revolution. While their manpower proved crucial in the early Anti-Spanish struggles, Afro-Caribbean privateers were also perceived as a threat, suspected of holding questionable loyalties, disorderly tendencies, and too strong a commitment to political and social privileges for people of color. Based on handwritten and printed sources in Spanish, English, and French, this book tells the story of Cartagena's multinational and multicultural seafarers, revealing the Trans-Atlantic and maritime dimensions of South American independence."--
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Pérez Morales, Edgardo,
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non fiction
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  • War of Independence (Colombia : 1810-1822)
  • Wars of Independence (Latin America : 1806-1830)
  • Privateering
  • Privateering
  • Slavery
  • Pirates
  • Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Colombia
  • Caribbean Area
  • Caribbean Area
  • Latin America
  • Pirates
  • Privateering
  • Slavery
  • Caribbean Area
  • Colombia
  • Colombia
  • Latin America
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No limits to their sway : Cartagena's privateers and the masterless Caribbean in the age of revolutions, Edgardo Pérez Morales
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Slavery, Seamanship, Freedom -- Heralds of Liberty and Disobedience -- Cartagena de Indias and the Age of Revolutions -- The American Connection -- Detachment from the Land and Irreverence at Sea -- Under the Walls of Havana -- Haiti: The Beacon Republic -- "Horrors of Carthagena" -- Robbery, Mutiny, Fire -- Epilogue: From Amelia Island to the Republic of Colombia -- Primary Sources on Cartagena-Flagged Privateers
Control code
975367902
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780826521910
Lccn
2017006647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)975367902
Label
No limits to their sway : Cartagena's privateers and the masterless Caribbean in the age of revolutions, Edgardo Pérez Morales
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slavery, Seamanship, Freedom -- Heralds of Liberty and Disobedience -- Cartagena de Indias and the Age of Revolutions -- The American Connection -- Detachment from the Land and Irreverence at Sea -- Under the Walls of Havana -- Haiti: The Beacon Republic -- "Horrors of Carthagena" -- Robbery, Mutiny, Fire -- Epilogue: From Amelia Island to the Republic of Colombia -- Primary Sources on Cartagena-Flagged Privateers
Control code
975367902
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780826521910
Lccn
2017006647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)975367902

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