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The Republic of Pirates

The Republic of Pirates
Being the true and surprising story of the Caribbean pirates and the man who brought them down

by Colin Woodard

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2014-01-16
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 144724608X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For fans of Black Sails and Crossbones comes a new history of the Golden Age of Piracy. . . In the early eighteenth century a number of the great pirate captains, including Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach and 'Black Sam' Bellamy, joined forces. This infamous 'Flying Gang' was more than simply a thieving band of brothers. Many of its members had come to piracy as a revolt against conditions in the merchant fleet and in the cities and plantations in the Old and New Worlds. Inspired by notions of self-government, they established a crude but distinctive form of democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which indentured servants were released and leaders chosen or deposed by a vote. They were ultimately overcome by their archnemesis, Captain Woodes Rogers-a merchant fleet owner and former privateer - and the brief but glorious Republic of Pirates came to an end. Meticulously researched and full of incident and adventure, The Republic of Pirates brings to life an extraordinary forgotten chapter of history.

The Invisible Hook

The Invisible Hook
The Hidden Economics of Pirates

by Peter T. Leeson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011-07
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 9780691150093
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pack your cutlass and blunderbuss--it's time to go a-pirating! The Invisible Hook takes readers inside the wily world of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century pirates. With swashbuckling irreverence and devilish wit, Peter Leeson uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates' notorious, entertaining, and sometimes downright shocking behavior. Why did pirates fly flags of Skull & Bones? Why did they create a "pirate code"? Were pirates really ferocious madmen? And what made them so successful? The Invisible Hook uses economics to examine these and other infamous aspects of piracy. Leeson argues that the pirate customs we know and love resulted from pirates responding rationally to prevailing economic conditions in the pursuit of profits. The Invisible Hook looks at legendary pirate captains like Blackbeard, Black Bart Roberts, and Calico Jack Rackam, and shows how pirates' search for plunder led them to pioneer remarkable and forward-thinking practices. Pirates understood the advantages of constitutional democracy--a model they adopted more than fifty years before the United States did so. Pirates also initiated an early system of workers' compensation, regulated drinking and smoking, and in some cases practiced racial tolerance and equality. Leeson contends that pirates exemplified the virtues of vice--their self-seeking interests generated socially desirable effects and their greedy criminality secured social order. Pirates proved that anarchy could be organized. Revealing the democratic and economic forces propelling history's most colorful criminals, The Invisible Hook establishes pirates' trailblazing relevance to the contemporary world.

Hammer of the Caliphate

Hammer of the Caliphate
The Territorial Demise of the Islamic State—A Small Wars Journal Anthology

by Dave Dilegge

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2018-04-09
  • Pages : 630
  • ISBN : 1984517198
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Part of the Small Wars Journal (SWJ) Anthology, Hammer of the Caliphate is a continuation of previous works on the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, and their affiliate groups. The anthology title is a play on words related to the fifteenth-century treatise Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of the Witches). Given the Islamic State’s predisposition for engaging in heinous acts and barbaric atrocities in the name of their apocalyptic god, one derived from a perverted version of what mainstream Islam is today, declaring IS anathema to our modern world seems only fitting. The work represents the fifth volume in the SWJ series of radical Islamist-focused anthologies.

A General History of the Pyrates

A General History of the Pyrates
Pirate Captains, Crews, Ships, and Laws

by Daniel Defoe

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-04-18
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 9781497385795
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This excellent 1724 book was first published in Britain, containing biographies of many contemporary pirates. It is the prime source for the biographies of many well known pirates and has been influential in shaping popular conceptions of piracy. This excellent reference brings out the details of life as a sailor on dark, dangerous seas. This book introduced many features which later became common in pirate literature, such as pirates with missing legs or eyes, the myth of pirates burying treasure, and the name of the pirates flag the Jolly Roger. The author specifically cites two pirates as having named their flag Jolly Roger, (named after the first Pirate and his crew); Welsh pirate Bartholomew Roberts in June, 1721, and English pirate Francis Spriggs in December 1723. In giving an almost mythical status to the more colorful characters, such as the infamous English pirates Blackbeard and Calico Jack, the book provided the standard account of the lives of many people still famous in the 21st century, and influenced pirate literature of Robert Louis Stevenson and J.M.Barrie. A General History of the Pirates Daniel Defoe Subjects: Piracy, Nautical Life, Seamanship, Sea Battles, Treasure, Wooden Ships Related books: Under the Black Flag, The Republic of Pirates, Treasure Island, Empire of Blue Water

TIME-LIFE The Golden Age of Pirates

TIME-LIFE The Golden Age of Pirates
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by The Editors of TIME-LIFE

  • Publisher : Time Inc. Books
  • Release : 2017-06-09
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1683302168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In film, pirates are romanticized as swashbuckling outlaws who defy authority, pursue danger, and cruise the world's oceans in search of wealth and adventure. They are celebrated in books, comics and rock 'n' roll lyrics. Their ruffled shirts and tricorne hats inspire fashion designers; their cruel exploits are immortalized in art. But pirates through time have not been lovable, witty tricksters, they were often societal outcasts and pioneers who helped forge political and social revolt.

Anne Bonny the Infamous Female Pirate

Anne Bonny the Infamous Female Pirate
A Book

by Phillip Thomas Tucker

  • Publisher : Feral House
  • Release : 2017-08-22
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1627310622
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The story of the most famous female pirate in history provides a remarkable personal odyssey from a time when women were almost powerless and at the lowest level of the social order on both sides of the Atlantic. This new biographical work fills considerable gaps in Anne Bonny’s life beyond her mythology to rescue an actual person for posterity. After turning her back on everything she knew growing up in South Carolina to find a sense of personal freedom, Anne Bonny sailed the Caribbean’s pristine waters during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early eighteenth century. Few accurate records exist about these law-breakers, whose lifestyles called for hanging. Fortunately, Anne Bonny was a notable exception to the rule, as she was caught off the Jamaican coast and tried by a court of law, whose records have fortunately survived. So, who was the real Anne Bonny? A heartless prostitute, a bloodthirsty psychopathic, or a compassionate woman of faith and courage? Such a fundamental question has not been adequately answered by historians for 300 years. It is now time to take a fresh look at the life of Anne Bonny to present a corrective view into not only her story but also the seldom explored, but incredibly rich, field of women’s history. The Anne Bonny mythology is today popularly told in Starz channel’s Black Sails and the video game Assassin's Creed.

American Character

American Character
A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good

by Colin Woodard

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2016-03-15
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0698181719
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author of American Nations examines the history of and solutions to the key American question: how best to reconcile individual liberty with the maintenance of a free society The struggle between individual rights and the good of the community as a whole has been the basis of nearly every major disagreement in our history, from the debates at the Constitutional Convention and in the run up to the Civil War to the fights surrounding the agendas of the Federalists, the Progressives, the New Dealers, the civil rights movement, and the Tea Party. In American Character, Colin Woodard traces these two key strands in American politics through the four centuries of the nation’s existence, from the first colonies through the Gilded Age, Great Depression and the present day, and he explores how different regions of the country have successfully or disastrously accommodated them. The independent streak found its most pernicious form in the antebellum South but was balanced in the Gilded Age by communitarian reform efforts; the New Deal was an example of a successful coalition between communitarian-minded Eastern elites and Southerners. Woodard argues that maintaining a liberal democracy, a society where mass human freedom is possible, requires finding a balance between protecting individual liberty and nurturing a free society. Going to either libertarian or collectivist extremes results in tyranny. But where does the “sweet spot” lie in the United States, a federation of disparate regional cultures that have always strongly disagreed on these issues? Woodard leads readers on a riveting and revealing journey through four centuries of struggle, experimentation, successes and failures to provide an answer. His historically informed and pragmatic suggestions on how to achieve this balance and break the nation’s political deadlock will be of interest to anyone who cares about the current American predicament—political, ideological, and sociological.

Union

Union
The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood

by Colin Woodard

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-06-16
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0525560165
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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By the bestselling author of American Nations, the story of how the myth of U.S. national unity was created and fought over in the nineteenth century--a myth that continues to affect us today Union tells the story of the struggle to create a national myth for the United States, one that could hold its rival regional cultures together and forge an American nationhood. On one hand, a small group of individuals--historians, political leaders, and novelists--fashioned and promoted the idea of America as nation that had a God-given mission to lead humanity toward freedom, equality, and self-government. But this emerging narrative was swiftly contested by another set of intellectuals and firebrands who argued that the United States was instead the homeland of the allegedly superior "Anglo-Saxon" race, upon whom divine and Darwinian favor shined. Colin Woodard tells the story of the genesis and epic confrontations between these visions of our nation's path and purpose through the lives of the key figures who created them, a cast of characters whose personal quirks and virtues, gifts and demons shaped the destiny of millions.

Under the Black Flag

Under the Black Flag
The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates

by David Cordingly

  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 2006-05-09
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 081297722X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“This is the most authoritative and highly literate account of these pernicious people that I have ever read.”—Patrick O'Brian “[A] wonderfully entertaining history of pirates and piracy . . . a rip-roaring read . . . fascinating and unexpected.”—Men's Journal This rollicking account of the golden age of piracy is packed with vivid history and high seas adventure. David Cordingly, an acclaimed expert on pirates, reveals the spellbinding truth behind the legends of Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Sir Francis Drake, the fierce female brigands Mary Read and Anne Bonny, and others who rode and robbed upon the world's most dangerous waters. Here, in thrilling detail, are the weapons they used, the ships they sailed, and the ways they fought—and were defeated. Under the Black Flag also charts the paths of fictional pirates such as Captain Hook and Long John Silver. The definitive resource on the subject, this book is as captivating as it is supremely entertaining. Praise for Under the Black Flag “[A] lively history . . . If you've ever been seduced by the myth of the cutlass-wielding pirate, consider David Cordingly's Under the Black Flag.”—USA Today, “Best Bets” “Engagingly told . . . a tale of the power of imaginative literature to re-create the past.”—Los Angeles Times “Entirely engaging and informative . . . a witty and spirited book.”—The Washington Post Book World “Plenty of thrills and adventure to satisfy any reader.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Lobster Coast

The Lobster Coast
Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier

by Colin Woodard

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2005-04-26
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1101078073
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A thorough and engaging history of Maine’s rocky coast and its tough-minded people.”—Boston Herald “[A] well-researched and well-written cultural and ecological history of stubborn perseverance.”—USA Today For more than four hundred years the people of coastal Maine have clung to their rocky, wind-swept lands, resisting outsiders’ attempts to control them while harvesting the astonishing bounty of the Gulf of Maine. Today’s independent, self-sufficient lobstermen belong to the communities imbued with a European sense of ties between land and people, but threatened by the forces of homogenization spreading up the eastern seaboard. In the tradition of William Warner’s Beautiful Swimmers, veteran journalist Colin Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) traces the history of the rugged fishing communities that dot the coast of Maine and the prized crustacean that has long provided their livelihood. Through forgotten wars and rebellions, and with a deep tradition of resistance to interference by people “from away,” Maine’s lobstermen have defended an earlier vision of America while defying the “tragedy of the commons”—the notion that people always overexploit their shared property. Instead, these icons of American individualism represent a rare example of true communal values and collaboration through grit, courage, and hard-won wisdom.

Daily Life of Pirates

Daily Life of Pirates
A Book

by David Marley

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2012-01-31
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN : 0313395632
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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• A collection of ten original documents related to piracy, including contemporary letters, newspaper accounts, and the Crown Act specifying court practices in pirate trials • A lengthy "Chronology of Major European Wars and Pirate Strikes, 1650–1720," showing how wartime privateers often drifted into peacetime piracy before finding renewed "honest" employment when conflict erupted again • 25 illustrations depicting the daily life of pirates • A glossary covering the many colorful terms associated with pirates, such as black dog, Devil's Torrent, and Tongue of the Ocean

Ocean's End

Ocean's End
Travels Through Endangered Seas

by Colin Woodard

  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2001-02-12
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780465015719
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Black Sea is already dead. Because of sea-level rise, an entire nation in the South Pacific, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, is being washed away. Throughout the Caribbean Sea, vast stretches of coral reef-called the "rainforests of the ocean" because of their diversity of life-are dying at increasingly rapid rates. The reefs along the entire north coast of Jamaica are dead. Ocean's End is not about the damage our oceans could suffer (and inflict) in ten or a hundred years, if we're not careful. It's an eyewitness account, in compelling and vivid detail, of the massive worldwide destruction that's already happened.

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates
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by Eric Jay Dolin

  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release : 2018-09-18
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 163149211X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters is “rumbustious enough for the adventure-hungry” (Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle). Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age” - spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s - when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. “Deftly blending scholarship and drama” (Richard Zacks), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them the towering Blackbeard, the ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Black Flags, Blue Waters is a “tour de force history” (Michael Pierce, Midwestern Rewind) of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life.

Anne Bonny EBook

Anne Bonny EBook
A Book

by Mitchell Lane Publishers Inc.

  • Publisher : Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
  • Release : 2015-09-01
  • Pages : 47
  • ISBN : 1680200437
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents the story of Anne Bonny, one of only two known female pirates during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early 1700s.

Pirates of New Jersey

Pirates of New Jersey
Plunder and High Adventure on the Garden State Coastline

by Mark Donnelly,Daniel Diehl

  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 137
  • ISBN : 0811706672
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Legendary figures of the Golden Age of Piracy. Stories of great battles. Contains a Glossary of pirate ships and nautical items.

The History and Lives of All the Most Notorious Pirates and Their Crews

The History and Lives of All the Most Notorious Pirates and Their Crews
A Book

by Charles Johnson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-07-24
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 9781973877967
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Captain Johnson created the modern conception of pirates." -Naval Historian David CordinglyThe History and Lives of all the Most Notorious Pirates is a 1735 5th edition of 'A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates (1724)' published in Britain containing biographies of contemporary pirates, which was influential in shaping popular conceptions of pirates. The prime source for the biographies of many well known pirates, the book gives an almost mythical status to the more colourful characters.Colin Woodard's 2007 book 'The Republic of Pirates' uses Captain Johnson's book as its main source.

Why We Love Pirates

Why We Love Pirates
The Hunt for Captain Kidd and How He Changed Piracy Forever

by Rebecca Simon

  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Release : 2020-11-24
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN : 164250338X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A historian presents “an excellent guide to how pirates became the outlaw celebrities of the high seas” (Greg Jenner, host of the You’re Dead to Me podcast). During his life and even after his death, Captain William Kidd’s name was well known in England and the American colonies. He was infamous for the very crime for which he was hanged, piracy. In this book, historian Rebecca Simon dives into the details of the two-year manhunt for Captain Kidd and the events that ensued. Captain Kidd was hanged in 1701, followed by a massive British-led hunt for all pirates during a period known as the Golden Age of Piracy. Ironically, public executions only increased the popularity of pirates. And, because the American colonies relied on pirates for smuggled goods such as spices, wines, and silks, pirates tended to be protected from capture. This is the story of how pirates became popularly viewed as “Robin Hoods of the Sea”—and how these historical events were pivotal in creating the portrayal of pirates as we know them today. “Only someone who has lived in the shadows chasing faded pirates for an age, and is blessed with creativity, can pull off a book of this high caliber.” —Wreck Watch Magazine

Somali Piracy

Somali Piracy
A Criminological Perspective

by Jade Lindley

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-06-23
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1134806914
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia was first recognised as a global concern in 2008 after the hijackings of World Food Programme vessels. It remains a serious impediment to international maritime trade and a significant risk to seafarers. Bringing a criminological perspective to the subject, this book presents an analysis of Somali piracy by means of Routine Activity Theory and regulatory pluralism. Based on data from a range of sources, including published documents and in-depth interviews with representatives of industry, government, and international organisations, the study concludes that no one institution or policy will suffice to control Somali piracy. Accordingly, a number of different actors and institutions have a role to play in reducing the supply of motivated offenders, the vulnerability of prospective victims, and in enhancing guardianship. The book envisages a holistic counter-piracy program based on a pluralistic regulatory model that is sustainable within the region, and managed by the region, providing the best opportunity for both the immediate future, and for long-term success. This study will be essential reading for criminologists, public policy and legal scholars, as well as policy makers and regulators in countries affected by and dealing with piracy, and international professional advocacy groups operating in the maritime space.

Colonial American History Journal - Book 2

Colonial American History Journal - Book 2
A Year of American History Stories

by Paul R. Wonning

  • Publisher : Mossy Feet Books
  • Release : 2018-01-24
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If you have ever read those “This Day in History” listings, you may have been curious about the events behind the scenes. The 366 short history stories in this collection of history stories include both well known and obscure, little known historical facts and forgotten events. stories, journal, united states, little known

The Pirate of Cotinga Island (1718): a Historical and Archaeological Study of a Mysterious Shipwreck in the South of Brazil

The Pirate of Cotinga Island (1718): a Historical and Archaeological Study of a Mysterious Shipwreck in the South of Brazil
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by Geraldo J. S. Hostin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-10-23
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781648267673
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a breakthrough on the history of a remarkable Pirate shipwreck that occurred in 1718 off the coast of Paranagua in the south of Brazil. The book will explain why the shipwreck belonged to a pirate ship without any reasonable doubt. For the first time a name will be proposed for the pirate and his ship in a consistent way, but a name is extant: According to primary sources there was ONLY ONE pirate in the south waters of Brazil at that time and he was French, and there is ONLY ONE candidate which fits the depictions: Levasseur ou La Buse who, according to Colin Woodard (Author of The Republic of Pirates"), was in Brazil and was attacking Portuguese ships in the early months of 1718. Moreover this book will also describe the history, archaeology and the present state of preservation of this wreck site of cultural significance for the Maritime history of Brazil in general and of piracy in particular.