Land and Sea Pirates and Privateers

Land and Sea Pirates and Privateers

This Land and Sea doc introduces the notorious pirates who plundered Atlantic Canada during the 1700s and recalls the blunderbuss, the cutlass, evil deeds and even rumours of buried treasure. Not many Canadians know what is meant by the word "privateer", even though privateering was a significant social and financial force in times of war — whether against the Spanish, the French, or the Americans during the War of 1812. Pirates and Privateers explains how the business of privateering worked, as practiced in one of Canada’s most successful privateering centres: Liverpool, Nova Scotia.

  • 2012
  • 00:22:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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Piracy -- Canada [LCSH] Piracy -- Nova Scotia [LCSH] Privateering -- Canada [LCSH] Nova Scotia -- History [LCSH] Liverpool (N.S.) -- History [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] Canada -- History [LCSH]
Tom Murphy (Host), Geoff D'Eon (Director), Edward Peill (Producer)
Closed captioning
MARC Record
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