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July 2020

VIRTUAL Happy Hour with the Historian | Porter and the Pirates

15-July from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR Historian: Cori Convertito Ph.D. Topic: Porter and the Pirates A key member of the fledgling United States Navy, Commodore David Porter gained notoriety during the Quasi-War with France, and experienced success during the War of 1812 With Spain and her Latin American colonies at war during the late 1810s, Caribbean piracy flared up, setting sights on American shipping. The Navy ordered a fleet to the West Indies to stamp out rampant piracy and to protect the merchant…

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