Autobiography of a Yankee Mariner : Christopher Prince and the American Revolution

Autobiography of a Yankee Mariner : Christopher Prince and the American Revolution

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 272 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781574885330
  • DDC分類 359

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-- Describes the great events, major actors, and social effects of the American Revolution-- Reveals previously unknown details about a joint Indian and British attack on American positions outside Montreal, Ethan Allen's imprisonment, and the treatment of smallpoxA rare participant's account of seafaring during the Revolutionary War. Christopher Prince recounts his adventures on board both British and American ships as a naval enlisted man, as an officer of privateers, and as a master of merchantmen. Prince also describes his religious conversion and its transforming effect on his postwar life as a merchant sea captain. Editor Crawford provides introductions, commentary, notes, appendixes, and a glossary.

Table of Contents

        Maps & Illustrations                       ix
Preface xiii
Editor's Introduction xvii
A Sailor's Education, 1751--1773 3 (22)
A Yankee in King George's Navy: The 25 (62)
Canadian Campaign, 1774--July 1776
New York: Smallpox and Chevaux-de-Frise, 87 (24)
July--August 1776
The Connecticut Navy, September 1776--June 111 (28)
1777
Privateering, June 1777--1781 139 (51)
Transitions, 1782--1806 190 (31)
Epilogue 221 (4)
Appendix One Christopher Prince's Obituary 225 (4)
Appendix Two Ethan Allen's Narrative of His 229 (2)
Captivity
Appendix Three Combat before Montreal, 30 231 (2)
October 1775
Appendix Four Christopher Prince as 233 (4)
Privateersman
Glossary 237 (10)
Index 247 (16)
About the Editor 263