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The ghost ship of Brooklyn : an untold story of the American Revolution / Robert P. Watson.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jay Co PL - Portland 973.3 W337 (Text) 76383000452168 Adult New Shelf, NF Checked out 09/23/2017

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780306825521 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 030682552X (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: "A vast and silent army" -- Warship -- "The glorious cause" -- City of prisons -- Privateers -- Patriots -- Adventure on the high seas -- Floating dungeons -- Dead reckoning -- Welcome to hell -- The final voyage -- Tempest -- Negotiations -- July 4 -- Escape -- Run! -- Turning point -- Freedom -- Deaths and demise -- Rediscovery -- Postscript -- Appendix I. "The poet of the American Revolution" -- Appendix II. List of prison ships.
Summary, etc.: "The surprising story of the most infamous prison ship of the American Revolution, the HMS Jersey, and its role in the fight for independence."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Jersey (Prison-ship).
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Prisoners and prisons, British.
New York (N.Y.) > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Prisoners and prisons, British.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > History, Military > 18th century.
Prison hulks > Great Britain > History > 18th century.
Williamsburg (New York, N.Y.) > History, Military > 18th century.

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