The Republic of Pirates

The Republic of Pirates
Author: Colin Woodard
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780156034623
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Republic of Pirates Book Excerpt:

Describes how a group of powerful pirate captains, led by Edward "Blackbeard" Teach and "Black Sam" Bellamy, joined forces to create not only a cadre of thieves but also to establish a distinctive form of democracy in the Bahamas, one that ultimately was destroyed by their arch-nemesis, Captain Woodes Rogers, a merchant fleet owner and former privateer. Reprint.

The Republic of Pirates

The Republic of Pirates
Author: Colin Woodard
Publsiher: Pan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-02-01
ISBN: 1743516061
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Republic of Pirates Book Excerpt:

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. Colin Woodard's account is vividly told, full of incident and adventure, and brings to life this virtually unexplored chapter in the Golden Age of Piracy.

The Republic of Pirates

The Republic of Pirates
Author: Colin Woodard
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-01-16
ISBN: 144724608X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Republic of Pirates Book Excerpt:

For fans of The Lost Kingdom, Black Sails and Crossbones comes a new rip-roaring 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. 'Fascinating... beyond rip-roaring adventure stories from the distant past, [the book offers] an opportunity to understand pirates as they truly were--and to be grateful that the worst of them, at least, are gone' New York Times Book Review

Summary of Colin Woodard s The Republic Of Pirates

Summary of Colin Woodard s The Republic Of Pirates
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2022-04-22T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669387321
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Colin Woodard s The Republic Of Pirates Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 In 1696, the Bahamas were in the midst of a war with France. The French had captured the island of Exuma, 140 miles away, and were heading for Nassau with three warships and 320 men. Nassau had no warships or defenses of its own, and the governor, Nicholas Trott, knew that if the French attacked in force, there was little hope of defending the island. #2 The governor, Trott, was offered a bribe of £860 by the crew of the Fancy, a private warship, to allow them into Nassau’s harbor. He accepted the offer and allowed them to come ashore. The ship’s hold was filled with treasure, including more than fifty tons of elephant tusks. #3 Henry Avery was a successful pirate who had spent most of his life at sea. He was born outside the coastal town of Plymouth in the English West Country, and enlisted in the Royal Navy shortly after England went to war with France in 1688. #4 In the spring of 1693, Avery heard about a group of wealthy merchants who were assembling a squadron of merchant ships for an unusually daring mission. They were paying well, and most importantly, their contract promised more certain prospects: a guaranteed monthly wage at fair rates, with one month’s pay advanced before the ships even left England.

Hammer of the Caliphate

Hammer of the Caliphate
Author: Dave Dilegge
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2018-04-09
ISBN: 1984517198
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hammer of the Caliphate Book Excerpt:

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.

TIME LIFE The Golden Age of Pirates

TIME LIFE The Golden Age of Pirates
Author: The Editors of TIME-LIFE
Publsiher: Time Inc. Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2017-06-09
ISBN: 1683302168
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TIME LIFE The Golden Age of Pirates Book Excerpt:

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
Author: Phillip Thomas Tucker
Publsiher: Feral House
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN: 1627310622
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anne Bonny the Infamous Female Pirate Book Excerpt:

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.

Daily Life of Pirates

Daily Life of Pirates
Author: David F. Marley
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2012-01-16
ISBN: 0313395640
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Life of Pirates Book Excerpt:

Drawing on new research, this fascinating volume looks behind the myths to offer detailed insights into the real lives and activities of pirates—for better or worse—during the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean, from the mid-17th century to 1720. • 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

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
Author: Eric Jay Dolin
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN: 163149211X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Flags Blue Waters The Epic History of America s Most Notorious Pirates Book Excerpt:

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
Author: Mitchell Lane Publishers Inc.
Publsiher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 47
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN: 1680200437
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anne Bonny EBook Book Excerpt:

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
Author: Mark Donnelly,Daniel Diehl
Publsiher: Stackpole Books
Total Pages: 137
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0811706672
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pirates of New Jersey Book Excerpt:

Legendary figures of the Golden Age of Piracy. Stories of great battles. Contains a Glossary of pirate ships and nautical items.

Why We Love Pirates

Why We Love Pirates
Author: Rebecca Simon
Publsiher: Mango Media Inc.
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN: 164250338X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Love Pirates Book Excerpt:

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
Author: Jade Lindley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-06-23
ISBN: 1134806914
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Somali Piracy Book Excerpt:

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
Author: Paul R. Wonning
Publsiher: Mossy Feet Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colonial American History Journal Book 2 Book Excerpt:

Undertake your own journey into Colonial American history with the Colonial American History Journal - Book 2. Written in a "this day in history," format, the volume includes 366 stories about the historical events and people that made up the building blocks of the United States. The stories included in the Colonial American History Journal is a great beginners introduction to the United States' past. journal, united states, this day in history, history stories, beginners, introduction

Colonial American History Journal Book 1

Colonial American History Journal   Book 1
Author: Paul R. Wonning
Publsiher: Mossy Feet Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colonial American History Journal Book 1 Book Excerpt:

Undertake your own journey into Colonial American history with the Colonial American History Journal - Book 1. Written in a "this day in history," format, the volume includes 366 stories about the historical events and people that made up the building blocks of the United States. The stories included in the Colonial American History Journal is a great beginners introduction to the United States' past. journal, united states, this day in history, history stories, beginners, introduction

Swashbuckling Scoundrels

Swashbuckling Scoundrels
Author: Arie Kaplan
Publsiher: Twenty-First Century Books
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN: 1467752533
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swashbuckling Scoundrels Book Excerpt:

You might be a fan of Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. But did you know that real-life pirates were even more daring and charismatic? For example, Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, reportedly kept a lit fuse under his hat, creating a frightening haze of smoke around his head. William Fly, convicted of piracy in 1726, had to show his executioner how to tie the noose that went around his neck at the gallows. Pirates are outlaws who commit crimes at sea. Throughout history they have attacked cargo-laden ships to pillage gold, silver, human slaves, and valuable foodstuffs. Twenty-first-century pirates take crews hostage and demand ransoms. Some even siphon off petroleum from tanker ships. The world of pirates is one of violence and economic desperation. Yet over the centuries, pirates have acquired a reputation as rugged adventurers and heroes. Novelists, playwrights, cartoonists, and screenwriters have created a wide range of tales showing pirates as noble and even lovable figures. Swashbuckling Scoundrels introduces readers to real-life pirates—medieval Viking raiders, Caribbean buccaneers, black pirates, female pirates, and modern-day pirates—as well as famous fictional characters such as Long John Silver and Mary "Jacky" Faber of the Bloody Jack series of novels. See how historical and fictional pirates compare and why we thrill to tales of daring outlaw pirates.

Pirates Buccaneers other Scallywags Swashbucklers A Complete Film Guide

Pirates  Buccaneers   other Scallywags   Swashbucklers A Complete Film Guide
Author: Terry Rowan
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1312146001
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pirates in History and Popular Culture

Pirates in History and Popular Culture
Author: Antonio Sanna
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2018-09-12
ISBN: 1476633096
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pirates in History and Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

This collection of new essays covers the myriad portrayals of the figure of the pirate in historical records, literary narratives, films, television series, opera, anime and games. Contributors explore the nuances of both real and fictional pirates, giving attention to renowned works such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, and the anime One Piece, as well as less well known works such as pirate romances, William Clarke Russell’s The Frozen Pirate, Lionel Lindsay’s artworks, Steven Speilberg’s The Adventures of Tintin, and Pastafarian texts.

Criminals as Heroes in Popular Culture

Criminals as Heroes in Popular Culture
Author: Roxie J. James,Kathryn E. Lane
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2020-03-07
ISBN: 3030395855
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminals as Heroes in Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

This book delves into humanity’s compulsive need to valorize criminals. The criminal hero is a seductive figure, and audiences get a rather scopophilic pleasure in watching people behave badly. This book offers an analysis of the varied and vexing definitions of hero, criminal, and criminal heroes both historically and culturally. This book also examines the global presence, gendered complications, and gentle juxtapositions in criminal hero figures such as: Robin Hood, Breaking Bad, American Gods, American Vandal, Kabir, Plunkett and Macleane, Martha Stewart, Mary Read, Anne Bonny, Ocean’s 11, Ocean’s Eleven, and Let The Bullets Fly.

The Statute Laws of the Republic of Liberia Passed by the Legislature from 1848 to 1879

The Statute Laws of the Republic of Liberia Passed by the Legislature from 1848 to 1879
Author: Liberia
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 299
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Liberia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Statute Laws of the Republic of Liberia Passed by the Legislature from 1848 to 1879 Book Excerpt: