Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

The Role of Privateers in Independence Movements in the Americas

December 11th, 2014
6 PM

Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplanade Ave.

Robert Gray Freeland and Thais Solano will present a lecture entitled “The Role of Privateers in Independence Movements in the Americas.” Though the War of 1812 ended with a decisive American victory at the Battle of New Orleans, the U. S. Navy was relatively small during the early nineteenth century. As a result, privateering‘€“the practice of commissioning private ships for use in war‘€“became increasingly common during the war and some veterans continued the practice in Latin America as the Wars for Independence began to spread south. Freeland will highlight the role of privateers in several independence movements in the Americas while Solano will conclude with a discussion on how New Orleans-born privateer Renato Beluche went from a cannoneer in the Battle of New Orleans under Andrew Jackson to admiral in the navy of Gran Colombia under Simon Bolivar.

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