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Villians of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age

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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, turned pirate, and created a starkly different reality aboard their own ships, electing their officers, dividing their booty equitably, 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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Synopsis:

An unprecedented social and cultural history of pirates that reveals their astonishingly democratic, egalitarian, and multiethnic society.

About the Author

Marcus Rediker, associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, is author of the award-winning Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. He lives in Pittsburgh.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807050255
Author:
Rediker, Marcus
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Author:
Rediker, Marcus Buford
Location:
Boston
Subject:
History
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Modern - 18th Century
Subject:
Pirates
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
April 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.45x5.56x.63 in. .71 lbs.

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