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Dark Voyage: An American Privateer’s War on Britain’s African Slave Trade – WEBINAR
May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Christian McBurney will be speaking on his new book, Dark Voyage: An American Privateer’s War on Britain’s African Slave Trade (Westholme, 2022). McBurney’s new book chronicles the remarkable voyage by an American privateer to Africa with its goal of advancing the cause of America’s War of Independence by attacking British slave forts and capturing British slave ships in Africa. The program will focus on the mastermind behind the voyage, merchant John Brown of Providence, the disturbing mixed motivations of Brown and his mostly Rhode Island privateersmen, and the startling unintended consequences of the attacks by this privateer and other American privateers in disrupting Britain’s huge slave trading industry. This is a story never before told.
To learn more about the book prior to the webinar, visit the author’s website: http://christianmcburney.com/books/.
This is Christian McBurney’s sixth book on the American Revolutionary War. Christian is President of The George Washington American Revolution Round Table of the District of Columbia, and he is the founder and publisher of Rhode Island’s leading history blog at smallstatebighistory.com. He is an independent historian residing in Kensington, Maryland. For more on Dark Voyage and Christian’s books, go to www.christianmcburney.com.
This New York State Library sponsored webinar will be held via Zoom.
Please register. https://nyslibrary.libcal.com/event/10401134