History Happy Hour Encore Episode 131: Revolutionary War Privateers
Guests: Erik Jay Dolin
Sunday, February 5, 2023
This Week on History Happy Hour: The forgotten story of American privateers during the Revolution - daring freelance captains whose high-seas adventures proved essential to winning the war. Nearly 2000 privateering ships set sail - capturing an astonishing 1800 British vessels.
In this encore episode, Chris and Rick welcome Eric Jay Dolin, author of the new book Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution. From 20-foot whaleboats to 40-cannon men-of-war, a rag-tag fleet that made a difference.
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