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Author Chet, Guy, 1968- author

Title The ocean is a wilderness : Atlantic piracy and the limits of state authority, 1688-1856 / Guy Chet
Published Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2014]
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Contents Atlantic frontier : continued piracy through the long eighteenth century -- Frustrated aspirations : the legal and ethical presumptions of the early modern state -- Holding the bag : the marine insurance industry's role in perpetuating and combating piracy -- Smuggling : armed commerce and the severe limits of state enforcement and persuasion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Marine insurance -- Great Britain -- History.
Marine insurance -- United States -- History.
Maritime terrorism -- Atlantic Ocean.
Maritime terrorism -- Great Britain -- Prevention.
Maritime terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
Piracy -- Atlantic Ocean -- History.
Smuggling -- Atlantic Ocean -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1613763069 (electronic bk.)
9781613763063 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)