Barbary Coast

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a part of a city that is notorious for gambling dens and brothels and saloons and riotous night life (especially the waterfront of San Francisco after the gold rush of 1849)

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the Mediterranean coast of northern Africa that was famous for its Moorish pirates

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commerce from piracy and state-sponsored privateering along the Barbary Coast was a key factor in the commissioning of the U.
and his guilt that thrusts him on a personal, bloody hunt into the Barbary Coast alleys for his shanghaied sister,” states Trachiotis.
It used to be called the Barbary Coast, because it was wild," he said.
The piracy off the Horn of Africa that emerged in the first decades of the 21st century reminds us of the 18th century Barbary Coast pirates and the threat they posed to our nation in its early years.
Does Eddlem seriously suggest that our Founding Fathers wrote and intended the Bill of Rights to apply to, for example, the Barbary Coast pirates (i.
senator described his own country as "the Barbary coast of literature" and its people as "the buccaneers of books.
Set in 1906, all the dangers of the Barbary Coast, Chinatown, and the trauma of the Great San Francisco earthquake add intrigue to the plot.
En route, Barbary Coast pirates attack their ship and the Levys are taken to Morocco to be sold.
WHEN THE HISTORIAN Adrian Tinniswood was researching a book on an English 17th-century family, he found that one of its members had gone off to become a Barbary Coast pirate; intrigued, he decided to pursue the subject.
White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast.
He worked together with another Englishman, Gilbert Roupe, who had just relocated from Tunis, a favourite base for pirates since the beginning of the century, when the Tunisian bey, 'Uthman, began to establish the city as one of the most important international centres of piracy on the Barbary Coast.
A second excavation is also under way in an area known as the Barbary Coast, a place of vice and crime during the 1860s and 1870s.
Padrao Lima was third at one-and-one-fourth length behind while Barbary Coast finished fourth another short head adrift.
Something had to be done about the corsairs (pirates) of the Barbary Coast.