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The Republic of Pirates

The Republic of Pirates Book
Author : Colin Woodard
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2014-01-16
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.

Pirates

Pirates Book
Author : Sona Books
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-03
ISBN : 9781912918065
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the 17th and 18th centuries, sailing from Europe or Africa to the Americas, or trading from India to Central America, was a risky undertaking. Ferocious storms and barely-understood diseases weren't the only threats; ruthless pirates lurked on the horizon, craving wealth and reputation. In Pirates Buccaneers The Republic & The Caribbean, we cover everythingyou need to know about the legendary Golden Age of Piracy. Uncover the true stories of the bloodthirsty buccaneers who made their fortune plundering the high seas, from Captain Kidd and Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach to female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Find out what life was really like aboard a pirate ship, from the roles of the crew to divvying out the spoils. Investigate the founding and exploits of the notorious Flying Gang, a band of fierce pirate captains, and the piratical haven they founded on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas. Packed with incredible illustrations and insights into the period, this is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to learn about this famed Golden Age of history.

The Invisible Hook

The Invisible Hook Book
Author : Peter T. Leeson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011-07
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.

A General History of the Pyrates

A General History of the Pyrates Book
Author : Daniel Defoe
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-04-18
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

The Golden Age of Piracy

The Golden Age of Piracy Book
Author : David Head
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Release : 2018
ISBN : 0820353256
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Shrouded by myth and hidden by Hollywood, the real pirates of the Caribbean come to life in this collection of essays edited by David Head. Twelve scholars of piracy show why pirates thrived in the New World seas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century empires, how pirates operated their plundering ventures, how governments battled piracy, and when and why piracy declined. The essays presented take the study of piracy, which can easily lapse into rousing, romanticized stories, to new heights of rigor and insight. The Golden Age of Piracy also delves into the enduring status of pirates as pop culture icons. Audiences have devoured stories about cutthroats such as Blackbeard and Henry Morgan from the time that pirates sailed the sea. By looking at the ideas of gender and sexuality surrounding pirate stories, the fad for hunting pirate treasure, and the construction of pirate myths, the book's contributors tell a new story about the dangerous men, and a few dangerous women, who terrorized the high seas. Contributors: Douglas R. Burgess, Guy Chet, John A. Coakley, Carolyn Eastman, Adam Jortner, Peter T. Leeson, Margarette Lincoln, Virginia W. Lunsford, Kevin P. McDonald, Carla Gardina Pestana, Matthew Taylor Raffety, and David Wilson.

American Nations

American Nations Book
Author : Colin Woodard
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780670022960
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A history of North America's 11 rival cultural regions challenges popular perceptions about the red state-blue state conflict, tracing lingering tensions stemming from disparate intranational values that have shaped every major event in history. By the author of Ocean's End. 25,000 first printing.

American Character

American Character Book
Author : Colin Woodard
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-03-15
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.

Hammer of the Caliphate

Hammer of the Caliphate Book
Author : Dave Dilegge
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2018-04-09
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.

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 Book
Author : Geraldo J. S. Hostin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-10-23
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.

Union

Union Book
Author : Colin Woodard
Publisher : Viking
Release : 2020
ISBN : 0525560157
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author of American Nations returns to the historical study of a fractured America by examining how a myth of 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, for the first time, an American nationhood. It tells the dramatic tale of how the story of our national origins, identity, and purpose was intentionally created and fought over in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. On one hand, a small group of individuals--historians, political leaders, and novelists--fashioned and promoted a history that attempted to transcend and erase the fundamental differences and profound tensions between the nation's regional cultures. America had a God-given mission to lead humanity toward freedom, equality, and self-government and was held together by fealty to these ideals. This emerging nationalist story was immediately and powerfully contested by another set of intellectuals and firebrands who argued that the United States was instead an ethno-state, the homeland of the allegedly superior "Anglo-Saxon" race, upon whom Divine and Darwinian favor shined. Their vision helped create a new federation--the Confederacy--prompting the bloody Civil War. While defeated on the battlefield, their vision later managed to win the war of ideas, capturing the White House in the early twentieth century, and achieving the first consensus, pan-regional vision of U.S. nationhood in the years before the outbreak of the first World War. This narrower, more exclusive vision of America would be overthrown in mid-century, but it was never fully vanquished. 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.

The Lobster Coast

The Lobster Coast Book
Author : Colin Woodard
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2005-04-26
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.

Ocean s End Travels Through Endangered Seas

Ocean s End Travels Through Endangered Seas Book
Author : Colin Woodard
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discusses the state of the world's oceans, discussing the demise of fisheries, the deaths of coral reefs, the effects of sea-level rise, and the creation of dead zones from pollution

A General History of the Pyrates

A General History of the Pyrates Book
Author : Daniel Defoe
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-07-02
ISBN : 0987650XXX
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

Anne Bonny the Infamous Female Pirate

Anne Bonny the Infamous Female Pirate Book
Author : Phillip Thomas Tucker
Publisher : Feral House
Release : 2017-08-22
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.

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 Book
Author : Charles Johnson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-07-24
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.

Daily Life of Pirates

Daily Life of Pirates Book
Author : David Marley
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2012-01-31
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

THE HISTORY OF THE PIRATES 4 Book Collection Illustrated

THE HISTORY OF THE PIRATES   4 Book Collection  Illustrated  Book
Author : Daniel Defoe
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2017-05-05
ISBN : 8075832035
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This unique collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. The edition incorporates an active table of contents, interactive footnotes and all other information relevant to the content which makes the reading experience meticulously organized and enjoyable. A General History of the Pirates contains biographies of early 18th century pirates, which was influential in shaping popular conceptions of pirates. It is the prime source for the biographies of many well-known pirates and the author sticks close to the available sources. The History of the Pirates is a sequel to A General History of the Pyrates and it is considered one of Defoe's most remarkable neglected works. In this volume Defoe records the exploits of pirates who lived a few decades earlier. The book has been hugely influential in shaping popular notions of piracy. The King of Pirates is supposed to be an account of the pirate Henry Avery, known by contemporaries as "The Arch Pirate" and "The King of Pirates", and widely believed stories of Avery's pirate republic. Avery's account is presented in two long letters written by himself, one in Madagascar, and the other during the escape. The Pirate Gow is an account of John Gow, a notorious pirate whose short career was immortalized by Defoe. Gow had a successful career as a pirate around the Iberian Peninsula, but he was captured and hanged in London. Gow also served as the model for Captain Cleveland in Sir Walter Scott's novel The Pirate. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731), was an English writer, journalist, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, and he is considered one of the founders of the English novel.

Pirates of New Jersey

Pirates of New Jersey Book
Author : Mark Donnelly,Daniel Diehl
Publisher : Stackpole Books
Release : 2010
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.

Journals of the Fourth Congress of the Republic of Texas 1839 1840

Journals of the Fourth Congress of the Republic of Texas  1839 1840 Book
Author : Texas. Congress
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1930
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Journals of the Fourth Congress of the Republic of Texas 1839 1840 book written by Texas. Congress, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Why We Love Pirates

Why We Love Pirates Book
Author : Rebecca Simon
Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
Release : 2020-11-24
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