Monday, August 18, 2014
Coming Soon: Press Gang Week!
In support of our friends, the Napoleonic Royal Navy reenactors of the HMS Acasta, and their upcoming press gang recreation for The Fair at New Boston in Springfield, Ohio, British Tars, 1740-1790 will be doing a whole week of posts on press gangs in our era of study!
We'll examine the resistance to, the consequences, and the use of press gangs in New England, the Chesapeake, Nova Scotia, and Britain. Each day we'll be posting a different event in the long history of impressment in the eighteenth century. To get the full experience, visit HMS Acasta's blog to read about press gangs and get updates about the upcoming event!