Synopses & Reviews
An unprecedented social and cultural history of pirates that reveals their astonishingly democratic, egalitarian, and multiethnic society.
About the Author
Marcus Rediker is professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh. He is author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
and coauthor of The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic
, which won the International Labor History Association Book Prize in 2001. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is at work on a history of the slave ship.
From the Hardcover edition.