The Pirates Laffite: The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf William C. Davis

ISBN: 9780151004034

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The Pirates Laffite: The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf  by  William C. Davis

The Pirates Laffite: The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf by William C. Davis
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Jean and Pierre Laffites lives were intertwined with the most colorful period in New Orleans history, the era from just after the Louisiana Purchase through the War of 1812. Labeled as corsairs and buccaneers for methods that bordered on piracy,MoreJean and Pierre Laffites lives were intertwined with the most colorful period in New Orleans history, the era from just after the Louisiana Purchase through the War of 1812.

Labeled as corsairs and buccaneers for methods that bordered on piracy, the brothers ran a privateering cooperative that provided contraband goods to a hungry market and made life hell for Spanish merchants on the Gulf. Later they became important members of a syndicate in New Orleans that included lawyers, bankers, merchants, and corrupt U.S. officials. But this allegiance didnt stop them from becoming paid Spanish spies, handing over information about the syndicates plans and selling out their own associates.In 1820 the Laffites disappeared into the fog of history from which they had emerged, but not before becoming folk heroes in French Louisiana and making their names synonymous with piracy and intrigue on the Gulf.



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