Between 1717 and 1724, the issues of Atlantic piracy, the Malagasy slave trade, and Marathan dominance of the Konkan littoral became intertwined through the lobbying efforts of the British East India Company. Just as the voyages of pirates, slavers, Royal Navy officers, and East India Company vessels bridged the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, so too did the Company’s campaign for Parliamentary and Royal Navy support against Atlantic and Angrian maritime predation. This chapter demonstrates that anti-piracy campaigns cannot be separated from the disparate objectives and initiatives that commercial and regional interests sought to advance or protect while stressing that naval officers could both advance and obstruct the initiatives that they were expected to support.
|Title of host publication||Connecting the Seas|
|Subtitle of host publication||Practices and Narratives of Early Modern Piracy (1550-1800)|
|Editors||Susanne Gruss, Marcus Hartner|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 8 Jul 2021|
- British East India Company
- maritime history