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Prize and Prejudice: Privateering and Naval Prize in Atlantic Canada in the War of 1812

Faye Margaret Kert


This journal examines privateering and naval prizes in Atlantic Canada in the maritime War of 1812 - considered the final major international manifestation of the practice. It seeks to contextualise the role of privateering in the nineteenth century; determine the causes of, and reactions to, the War of 1812; determine the legal evolution of prize law in North America; discuss the privateers of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and the methods they utilised to manipulate the rules of prize making during the war; and consider the economic impact of the war of maritime communities. Ultimately, the ... More

Keywords: Prize Law, Maritime Canada, Maritime Law, Prize Courts, Naval Prizemaking, Maritime Nova Scotia, Vice-Admiralty Courts, Maritime Warfare, British Royal Navy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780968128817
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780968128817.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Faye Margaret Kert, author