The Corsair Pirates and their Influence on Warfare
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This paper presents a history of the Corsair Pirates with an emphasis on how they affected American commerce in the Mediterranean Sea region. The paper explains why the American ships were targeted, why they were so vulnerable and how the U.S. responded to the piracy. The paper also explains that, as a result of the criminal activities of the Corsair Pirates, the U.S. was forced to change its reactive wartime policy to a proactive one.
From the Paper:"The Barbary States was a collective name given to a string of North African seaports stretching from Tangiers to Tripoli. These ports were under the nominal control of the Ottoman Empire, but their real rulers were the corsairs who sailed forth from the coast cities to plunder Mediterranean shipping and capture slaves for labor or ransom (Irwin, 1970). Among the famous prisoners ransomed from the shackles of Barbary were St. Vincent de Paul, and Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote (Castor, 1971)."
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