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

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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.

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Michael J. Crawford, Ph.D., is the head of the Early History Branch, Naval Historical Center, where he is the editor of two major historical documentary series, Naval Documents of the American Revolution and The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History. He is co-editor (with William S. Dudley) of The Early Republic and the Sea: Essays on the Naval and Maritime History of the Early United States, which was published by Brassey’s, Inc., in 2001. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

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