The Se­cond Pi­rate Wave

Modern Pioneer - - Pirates -

Ac­cord­ing to Corey Mal­com, “From 1815-1825, there was a se­cond wave of pi­rates. This group was based out of Cuba, and they preyed upon the ships mov­ing through the Straits of Florida. It was also dur­ing this time that we see some of the pri­va­teers who helped dur­ing the War of 1812 turn to piracy and the slave trade.”

Though by this time the trans­porta­tion of peo­ple from Africa to the Amer­i­cas for slav­ery pur­poses was il­le­gal in most coun­tries, in­clud­ing the United States, the lure of a large pay­day was worth the risk to some. All of this ended when the Amer­i­can Navy be­came a fix­ture in the area in the mid- to late-1800s.

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