History Happy Hour Episode 109: Revolutionary War Privateers
Guest: Eric Jay Dolin
Sunday, July 24, 2022
This Week on History Happy Hour: The forgotten story of American privateers during the Revolution - daring freelance captains whose high-seas adventures proved essential to winning the war. Nearly 2000 privateering ships set sail - capturing an astonishing 1800 British vessels.
Chris and Rick welcome Eric Jay Dolin, author of the new book Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution.
From 20-foot whaleboats to 40-cannon men-of-war, a rag-tag fleet that made a difference, Sunday at 4PM ET on History Happy Hour, where history is always on tap.