pirate, prize law, 1817, Latin American revolutions, bona fide purchaser, Spanish consul
After the War of 1812 and the Napoleonic Wars, South American privateering in Baltimore took on a new dimension. Technically, the United States remained neutral with Spain in the face of Latin American revolution. However, Baltimore remained an area where privateering on foreign commissions was common. This paper puts privateering in 1817 in the context of international and national affairs. The Santa Maria involved pirates and what was considered a bona fide purchaser in a prize court. Included in the paper are historical backgrounds of the key players involved as well as a legal analysis of the issues brought up in The Santa Maria and related cases.
Admiralty | Law | United States History
Digital Commons Citation
Tawes, Megan E., "The Santa Maria: Baltimore Privateering and Piracy during the Latin American Revolutions" (2013). Legal History Publications. 44.