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American Privateers: Pirates or Protectors?

How We Became America: The Untold Story

At the time of the Revolutionary War, naval warfare wasn’t just the preserve of governments. Private businesses could also send armed vessels out to sea. It was a risky business, but American privateers inflicted millions of dollars of loss on British supply lines – making some very rich in the process. (Runtime 2:27)

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