In his book, "Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution," Dr. Eric Jay Dolin explains how a previously unheralded force, independent boat captains, played a crucial role in helping the colonists win the Revolutionary War. He explains how they captured British ships, upset shipping routes, upset their financial system and contributed to their weariness in fighting the patriots. He also shows how fighting at sea changed the dynamic of politics in the continental congress and why understanding maritime fighting is essential to analyzing American conflict. Dr. Dolin's passion for the environment shines through in his writing, and he also provided a fascinating recap as to how he produced this book.
Dr. Dolin's website can be found at: https://www.ericjaydolin.com
Information on his book can be found at: https://wwnorton.com/books/9781631498251
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