Bermuda's Sailors of Fortune. 2nd Printing

By: KENNEDY, Jean de Chantel, Sister

Price: $25.00

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KENNEDY, Jean de Chantel, Sister. Bermuda's Sailors of Fortune. (Hamilton, Bermuda : Baxter's Book Shops, 1969). Second Printing. Pp. (8),5-155,(1) + 3 leaves of plates in text, 8 p. of plates and 1 folding map of St. George's at rear. Some other illustrations in the text. 8vo, art-illustrated whitecard covers with French flaps. Front cover gives the author as simply Jean Kennedy. See Hallett, Bermuda in Print : A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda, 2nd ed., p.120. "The bulk of this book was published by the Be rmuda Historical Society in four issues of the Quarterly under the title 'Bermuda and the French Revolution.' Much new material has been added to the original especially with regard to the town of St. George's." - from the Foreword. The story of the heyday of Bermuda privateers, raiding the vessels of fleeing French-Haitian plantation owners during the French Revolution and the slave rebellions. "Bermuda's richest privateering era coincided with the French Revolutionary revolt in Haiti between 1793- 1800. Rich French planters fleeing the flaming sugar island crowded onto the merchantmen of allnations leaving the ports of Haiti and were duly intercepted by privateers on the wide ocean reaches and brought into Bermuda with the little they ha d salvaged. Deeds of violence and valour abroad alternate with accounts of political chicanery and mutiny in the garrison at home in these pages trom Bemuda's past." from the front flap. With index. Spine sunned, some light spotting to covers, else very good. 25.00

Title: Bermuda's Sailors of Fortune. 2nd Printing

Author Name: KENNEDY, Jean de Chantel, Sister

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Baxter's Book Shops, Hamilton, Bermuda, 1969,:

Seller ID: 55677

Keywords: NAUTICAL BERMUDA CARIBBEAN PRIVATEERING COLONIAL HISTORY PRIVATEERS BRITISH ENGLISH,