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Pirates, Privateers, and Rebel Raiders of the Carolina Coast

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North Carolina possesses one of the longest, most treacherous coastlines in the United States, and the waters off its shores have been the scene of some of the most dramatic episodes of piracy and sea warfare in the nation's history. Now, Lindley Butler brings this fascinating aspect of the state's maritime heritage vividly to life. He offers engaging biographical portraits of some of the most famous pirates, privateers, and naval raiders to ply the Carolina waters.

Covering 150 years, from the golden age of piracy in the 1700s to the extraordinary transformation of naval warfare ushered in by the Civil War, Butler sketches the lives of eight intriguing characters: the pirate Blackbeard and his contemporary Stede Bonnet; privateer Otway Burns and naval raider Johnston Blakeley; and Confederate raiders James Cooke, John Maffitt, John Taylor Wood, and James Waddell. Penetrating the myths that have surrounded these legendary figures, he uncovers the compelling true stories of their lives and adventures.

Synopsis:

The real-life adventures of eight famous pirates, privateers, and naval raiders who operated along the treacherous N.C. coast between the early 1700s and the end of the Civil War. Features biographies of pirates Blackbeard and Stede Bonnett; privateer Otway Burns and naval raider Johnston Blakeley; and Confederate raiders James Cooke, John Maffitt, John Taylor Wood, and James Waddell.

Synopsis:

Butler provides an eminently readable and accurate tale of the region's rascals.

Publishers Weekly This is an informative and enjoyable work of regional history.

Booklist This book will surely appeal to many general readers, especially those who already have an interest in its place, people, and topics.

Journal of Southern History Lindley Butler plots an accurate portrayal of early warfare on North Carolina waters.

George Ward Shannon Jr., Director, North Carolina Maritime Museum Not only are the subjects intriguing, but Butler writes felicitously, turning the right phrase.

American Neptune

Synopsis:

The real-life adventures of eight famous pirates, privateers, and naval raiders who operated along the treacherous N.C. coast between the early 1700s and the end of the Civil War. Features biographies of pirates Blackbeard and Stede Bonnett; privateer Otway Burns and naval raider Johnston Blakeley; and Confederate raiders James Cooke, John Maffitt, John Taylor Wood, and James Waddell.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction: The World of Pirates, Privateers, and Naval Raiders

2. Blackbeard: The Queen Anne's Revenge Scourges the Carolinas

3. Stede Bonnet: The Gentleman Pirate of the Royal James

4. Otway Burns: The Snap Dragon Sweeps the Western Atlantic

5. Johnston Blakeley: The Wasp Ravages the English Channel

6. James W. Cooke: The Albemarle Clears the Roanoke

7. John N. Maffitt: The Florida Ranges the Atlantic

8. John Taylor Wood: The Night Raider Seizes the Underwriter

9. James I. Waddell: The Shenandoah Masters the North Pacific

Glossary of Nautical Terms

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Illustrations

The Union fleet at Hatteras Inlet, 1862

Beaufort, North Carolina

Naval action at Roanoke Island, 1862

Wilmington, North Carolina

Edward Teatch, Blackbeard

The battle at Ocracoke, 1718

Lieutenant Maynard's trophy

Stede Bonnet

Stede Bonnet's execution

Otway Burns

The Snap Dragon and the HMS Martin

Johnston Blakeley

The USS Wasp and the HMS Reindeer and HMS Avon

Udney Maria Blakeley

Blakeley silver service

Plymouth, North Carolina

James W. Cooke

Construction of the CSS Albemarle

The CSS Albemarle and USS Sassacus

Interior of the Albemarle during battle

John N. Maffitt

The CSS Florida at Brest

The CSS Florida and the Jacob Bell

The Lilian running the blockade

John Taylor Wood

Destruction of the USS Underwriter

The CSS Tallahassee

Confederate escape party

James I. Waddell, USN

Anne S. Waddell

James I. Waddell, CSN

The CSS Shenandoah entering Melbourne, 1865

Maps

North Carolina coastal waters

The Caribbean and the Spanish Main

The western Atlantic

The eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean

The Chesapeake

The voyage of the CSS Shenandoah

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807848630
Author:
Butler, Lindley S.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Butler, Lindley S.
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Regional Subjects - South
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
Atlantic coast
Subject:
Pirates
Subject:
Sailors
Subject:
Privateering
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
North Carolina maritime history; Blackbeard; Stede Bonnet; Otway Burns; Johnston Blakeley; James W. Cooke; John N. Maffit; John Taylor Wood; James I. Waddell; Golden Age of Piracy; War of 1812; Civ
Subject:
il War; coastal North Carolina/
Subject:
North Carolina maritime history; Blackbeard; Stede Bonnet; Otway Burns; Johnston Blakeley; James W. Cooke; John N. Maffit; John Taylor Wood; James I. Waddell; Golden Age of Piracy; War of 1812; Civil War; coastal North Carolina/
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
North Carolina - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
North Carolina maritime history
Subject:
Blackbeard
Subject:
Stede Bonnet
Subject:
Otway Burns
Subject:
Johnston Blakeley
Subject:
James W. Cooke
Subject:
John N. Maffit
Subject:
John Taylor Wood
Subject:
James I. Waddell
Subject:
Golden Age of Piracy
Subject:
War of 1812
Subject:
Civil war
Subject:
coastal North Carolina/
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 30
Publication Date:
June 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in
Age Level:
Golden Age of Piracy

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Product details 296 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807848630 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The real-life adventures of eight famous pirates, privateers, and naval raiders who operated along the treacherous N.C. coast between the early 1700s and the end of the Civil War. Features biographies of pirates Blackbeard and Stede Bonnett; privateer Otway Burns and naval raider Johnston Blakeley; and Confederate raiders James Cooke, John Maffitt, John Taylor Wood, and James Waddell.
"Synopsis" by , Butler provides an eminently readable and accurate tale of the region's rascals.

Publishers Weekly This is an informative and enjoyable work of regional history.

Booklist This book will surely appeal to many general readers, especially those who already have an interest in its place, people, and topics.

Journal of Southern History Lindley Butler plots an accurate portrayal of early warfare on North Carolina waters.

George Ward Shannon Jr., Director, North Carolina Maritime Museum Not only are the subjects intriguing, but Butler writes felicitously, turning the right phrase.

American Neptune

"Synopsis" by , The real-life adventures of eight famous pirates, privateers, and naval raiders who operated along the treacherous N.C. coast between the early 1700s and the end of the Civil War. Features biographies of pirates Blackbeard and Stede Bonnett; privateer Otway Burns and naval raider Johnston Blakeley; and Confederate raiders James Cooke, John Maffitt, John Taylor Wood, and James Waddell.
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