Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

12-30-2017

Publication Title

The English Historical Review

Volume

132

Issue

559

Pages

1597-1599

Abstract

Mark Hanna’s important book makes two very valuable contributions to the history of the British Atlantic. First, it recovers piracy’s vital part in colonial economic growth during the seventeenth century. Secondly, it explains piracy’s ultimate demise in the early eighteenth century by tracing the regulatory revolution that turned an assemblage of wayward Atlantic colonies into a profitable commercial empire.

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Author Posting. © Oxford University Press 2017. This review is posted here by permission of Oxford University Press for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in The English Historical Review, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1093/ehr/cex311

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