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SPEAKER SERIES An American Privateer’s War on Britain’s African Slave Trade

December 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Christian McBurney will be speaking on his new book, Dark Voyage:  An American Privateer’s War on Britain’s African Slave Trade (Westholme, 2022).  The book tells the fascinating story of an American privateer during the American Revolutionary War that sails to the coast of Africa and attacks a British slave trading post and British slave ships.  At the time, Britain dominated the worldwide slave trade. The book further details for the first time other American privateers capturing numerous British slave ships just before they reached their destinations in the Caribbean, with the consequence of seriously disrupting the British slave trade during the war.

This is Christian McBurney’s sixth (and most important) book on the American Revolutionary War.  He is President of The George Washington American Revolution Round Table of the District of Columbia.  He is an independent historian residing in Kensington, Maryland.

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December 5, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Kensington Historical Society


Kensington Town Hall
3710 Mitchell St.
Kensington, MD 20895 United States
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