In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, historian Eric Jay Dolin joins host Liz Covart to discuss the early American world of privateers and the creation of the United States’ privateer fleet with details from his book, Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution (Liveright Publishing, 2022). [Read more…] about Privateering in the American Revolution
From their early days on the North American continent, the Livingston family were a prominent sex-trade family. In a nutshell, they were landlords to brothel-operators from at least as early as the 1810s.
New York State Chancellor Robert R. Livingston, who reluctantly joined the patriot side of the American Revolution in 1776. Chancellor Robert was one of many Livingstons who profited from the sex trade in the aftermath of the unrest. [Read more…] about Pirates, Prostitution & The Livingston Family