1750 – Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Merchant Seamen, Pirates and the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1700

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Cambridge University Press #ad - It also treats the man-made terror--the harsh discipline, brutal floggings, and grisly hangings--that was a central fact of life at sea. But their lives are not beyond recovery. He also analyzes the dramatic moments of the sailor's existence, as Jack Tar battled wind and water during a slashing storm, as he stood by his "brother tars" in a mutiny or a stike, and as he risked his neck by joining a band of outlaws beneath the Jolly Roger, the notorious pirate flag.

Rediker tours the sailor's North Atlantic, following seamen and their ships along the pulsing routes of trade and into rowdy port towns. In this book, travel accounts, diaries, marcus rediker uses a huge array of historical sources court records, and many others to reconstruct the social cultural world of the Anglo-American seamen and pirates who sailed the seas in the first half of the eighteenth century.

1750 - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Merchant Seamen, Pirates and the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1700 #ad - And yet in many ways, these daring men remain little known to us. Between the devil and the deep blue sea focuses upon the seaman's experience in order to illuminate larger historical issues such as the rise of capitalism, the genesis the free wage labor, and the growth Used book in Good Condition. Rediker surveys the commonplaces of the maritime world: the monotonous rounds of daily labor, and the bawdy singing, dancing, the negotiations of wage contracts, and tale telling that were a part of every voyage.

He recreates life along the waterfront, where seafaring men from around the world crowded into the sailortown and its brothels, street brawls, alehouses, and city jail. Like most other poor working people of the past, they left few first-hand accounts of their lives.

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

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Random House Trade Paperbacks. Maps. From the Hardcover edition. Walking the plank" is pure fiction, Cordingly replaces them with a truth that is more complex and often bloodier. Of photos. For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and definitive account of piracy's "Golden Age.

As he explodes many accepted myths i. E. 16 pp.

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Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age

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Beacon Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Random House Trade Paperbacks. Villains of all nations explores the 'golden Age' of Atlantic piracy 1716-1726 and the infamous generation whose images underlie our modern, romanticized view of pirates. Rediker introduces us to the dreaded black flag, the jolly roger; swashbuckling figures such as Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard; and the unnamed, unlimbed pirate who was likely Robert Louis Stevenson's model for Long John Silver in Treasure Island.

This history shows from the bottom up how sailors emerged from deadly working conditions on merchant and naval ships, dividing their booty equitably, turned pirate, and created a starkly different reality aboard their own ships, electing their officers, and maintaining a multinational social order. The real lives of this motley crew-which included cross-dressing women, people of color, and the'outcasts of all nations'-are far more compelling than contemporary myth.

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Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader

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NYU Press #ad - The romantic fiction of pirates as swashbuckling marauders terrorizing the high seas has long eclipsed historical fact. Random House Trade Paperbacks. We come to understand who pirates were, as well as the socio-economic contexts under which they developed and flourished. Scholars, students and a general audience ever intrigued by talesand now truthsof piracy on the high seas will welcome Bandits at Sea.

Far from serving as dens of thieves, pirate ships were often highly regulated microcosms of democracy. Bandits at sea offers a long-overdue corrective to the mythology and the mystique which has plagued the study of pirates and served to deny them their rightful legitimacy as subjects of investigation. Used book in Good Condition.

Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader #ad - The crews of pirate vessels knew that majority rule, racial equality and equitable division of spoils were crucial for their survival, marking them as significantly more liberal than national governments. With essays by the foremost scholars on these countercultural "social bandits"as Lingua Franca recently dubbed themthis collection examines various aspects of the phenomenon in the three main areas where it occurred: the Caribbean/Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and East Asia.

Comparisons between various types of piracy illustrate differences in practice and purpose between pirates of different areas; social histories, including examinations of women pirates and their historical significance and circumstances, offer similar insight into the personal lives of pirates from diverse regions.

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A General History of the Pyrates Dover Maritime

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Dover Publications #ad - Used book in Good Condition. This unique work has been edited by noted scholar manuel schonhorn, magazine articles, TV specials, movies, lavish books, who has also supplied a provocative Postscript to the Dover Edition offering insights into the vast popularity of this subject in today's theater, and maritime exhibitions.

As a commission merchant, shipowner, and an active journalist who reported "ship news" and interviewed surviving pirates, importer, Defoe achieved a high degree of authority on the subject of buccaneers. Used book in Good Condition. In an added "note on the author and the Text, " Professor Schonhorn also examines the arguments for and against Defoe's very authorship of this important book.

Famed for his enduring fictional masterpieces Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe also possessed considerable expertise in maritime affairs. His knowledge was such that his book, A General History of the Pyrates, remains the major source of information about piracy in the first quarter of the 18th century.

Reprinted here in its entirety, alias blackbeard; captain william kidd, whose trial and execution created a sensation throughout London and the world; Bartholomew Roberts, this fascinating history abounds in tales of flamboyant outlaws and their bloody deeds: Captain Edward Teach, whose crews captured an estimated 400 prizes in three years; Mary Read and Anne Bonny, one of the most successful pirates of the era, who disguised themselves as men to sail under the Jolly Roger with the ill-fated Captain John Rackham; and many more.

A General History of the Pyrates Dover Maritime #ad - An engrossing blend of fact and fiction — incorporating Defoe's celebrated flair for journalistic detail — these lively tales of seafaring rogues and rascals and their ill-gotten gains will captivate armchair sailors, maritime enthusiasts and any lover of adventure on the high seas. Random House Trade Paperbacks.

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The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates

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Princeton University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Leeson argues that the pirate customs we know and love resulted from pirates responding rationally to prevailing economic conditions in the pursuit of profits. Pirates understood the advantages of constitutional democracy--a model they adopted more than fifty years before the United States did so.

Pirates proved that anarchy could be organized. The invisible hook looks at legendary pirate captains like Blackbeard, and Calico Jack Rackam, Black Bart Roberts, and shows how pirates' search for plunder led them to pioneer remarkable and forward-thinking practices. 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.

The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates #ad - Used book in Good Condition. 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. Random House Trade Paperbacks. With swashbuckling irreverence and devilish wit, Peter Leeson uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates' notorious, entertaining, and sometimes downright shocking behavior.

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.

Revealing the democratic and economic forces propelling history's most colorful criminals, The Invisible Hook establishes pirates' trailblazing relevance to the contemporary world.

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The Buccaneers of America Dover Maritime

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Dover Publications #ad - The activities of these bands of plundering sea rovers reached a peak in the second half of the seventeenth century, when this remarkable eyewitness account was first published 1678. Alexander exquemelin, thought to be a Frenchman who enlisted with the buccaneers for a time, chronicles the bold feats of these raiders as they ravaged shipping and terrorized Caribbean settlements.

Among the figures in his rogues' gallery, none stands out more than the infamous Henry Morgan, whose exploits culminated in the seizure and burning of Panama City. A bestseller in its own time, the buccaneers of America will fascinate any modern reader intrigued by piracy and by the often sordid history of European conflicts in the Caribbean and on the Spanish Main.

The Buccaneers of America Dover Maritime #ad - Random House Trade Paperbacks. Used book in Good Condition. Exquemelin provides fascinating details of the french presence in Hispaniola now comprising the island nations of Haiti and the Dominican Republic describes the features of that country and its inhabitants, and comments at length on the origin of the buccaneers, vividly recounting their rules of conduct and way of life.

Used book in Good Condition. A cross between genuine privateers, buccaneers were largely english, French, commissioned to defend a country's colonies and trade, and outright pirates, and Dutch adventurers who plied the waters among the Caribbean Islands and along the coasts of Central America, Venezuela, and Colombia more than 300 years ago.

These bold plunderers come across as shrewd strategists, crack shots, fine navigators, wild debauchers, and greedy adventurers who frequently engaged in vicious acts of cruelty.

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The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down

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Mariner Books #ad - They cut off trade routes, and severed Europe from its New World empires, and for a brief, sacked slave ships, glorious period the Republic was a success. Along with their fellow pirates—former sailors, and runaway slaves—this "Flying Gang" established a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas, indentured servants, blacks could be equal citizens, carving out their own zone of freedom in which servants were free, and leaders were chosen or deposed by a vote.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The untold story of a heroic band of caribbean pirates whose defiance of imperial rule inspired revolt in colonial outposts across the worldIn the early eighteenth century, including Blackbeard, "Black Sam" Bellamy, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, and Charles Vane.

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Pirates in the Age of Sail Norton Documents Reader

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Pirates in the age of sail takes a global perspective to explore the world of pirates between the early sixteenth and middle nineteenth centuries. Pirates in the age of sail also examines the role of pirates in the political, and economic transformations of the early modern world, social, with an emphasis on cultural and ethnic diversity.

Random House Trade Paperbacks. Used book in Good Condition. It examines the major events and personalities in the history of piracy. Antony has selected primacy sources that allow readers to examine pirates on their own terms and to reconstruct their daily lives and aspirations. The untold story of a heroic band of Caribbean pirates whose defiance of imperial rule inspired revolt in colonial outposts across the world.

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The Slave Ship: A Human History

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Penguin Books #ad - The untold story of a heroic band of Caribbean pirates whose defiance of imperial rule inspired revolt in colonial outposts across the world. Masterly. Adam hochschild, the new york times book reviewin this widely praised history of an infamous institution, award-winning scholar Marcus Rediker shines a light into the darkest corners of the British and American slave ships of the eighteenth century.

Random House Trade Paperbacks. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Drawing on thirty years of research in maritime archives, and firsthand accounts, court records, diaries, The Slave Ship is riveting and sobering in its revelations, reconstructing in chilling detail a world nearly lost to history: the "floating dungeons" at the forefront of the birth of African American culture.

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Captain Kidd and the War against the Pirates

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Harvard University Press #ad - The untold story of a heroic band of Caribbean pirates whose defiance of imperial rule inspired revolt in colonial outposts across the world. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Previously sympathetic merchants and shipowners did an about-face too and joined the navy in hunting down Kidd and other pirates.

It is disconcerting to think of such dashing scoundrels as slaves to economic forces, but so they were--as Robert Ritchie demonstrates in this lively history of piracy. What sort of men became pirates in the first place, rising capitalism, and why did they choose such an occupation? What was life like aboard a pirate ship? How many pirates actually became wealthy? How were they governed? What large forces really caused their downfall? As the saga of the buccaneers unfolds, we see the impact of early modern life: social changes and Anglo-American politics, the English judicial system, colonial empires, and the maturing bureaucratic state are all interwoven in the story.

Captain Kidd and the War against the Pirates #ad - He focuses on the shadowy figure of william kidd, to London, whose career in the late seventeenth century swept him from the Caribbean to New York, to the Indian Ocean before he ended in Newgate prison and on the gallows. Piracy in those days was encouraged by governments that could not afford to maintain a navy in peacetime.

Swift ships, fabulous riches, and, treasures buried by torchlight, snug inns, most of all, palm-fringed beaches, freedom from the mean life of the laboring man are the stuff of this tradition reinforced by many a novel and film. Used book in Good Condition. By the early eighteenth century, pirates were on their way to becoming anachronisms.

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