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At sea under impressment : accounts of involuntary service aboard navy and pirate vessels, 1700-1820 / edited by Jean Choate.

Other author/creatorChoate, Jean.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoJefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2010.
Descriptionvi, 212 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents pt. I. Impressed -- John Newton -- Joshua Davis -- Joshua Penny -- Pirates! -- John Stradley -- Jacob Nagle -- Joseph Bates -- Dartmoor Prison -- Stephen Cabot -- James R. Durand -- Thomas Urquhart -- pt. II. Afterward -- William Molyneux afterward -- John Newton afterward -- Joseph Bates afterward -- Jacob Nagle afterward -- Joshua Penny afterward.
Scope and content "This book provides an historical overview of impressment, in which naval officers oversaw a gang that abducted British and American citizens, and held them captive until they were sent to sea as unwilling sailors. Included are personal accounts of thirteen men and a chapter on Dartmoor Prison which held thousands of impressed Americans during the War of 1812"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2010013728
ISBN9780786443741 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN078644374X (pbk. : alk. paper)

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