Republic of Pirates Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down

ISBN-10: 0151013020
ISBN-13: 9780151013029
Edition: 2007
Authors: Colin Woodard
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/7/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

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 though glorious moment of the Republic of Pirates came to an end. In this unique and fascinating book, Colin Woodard brings to life this virtually unexplored chapter in the Golden Age of Piracy.

Prologue
The Golden Age of Piracy
The Legend (1696)
Going to Sea (1697–1702)
War (1702–1712)
Peace (1713–1715)
Pirates Gather (January–June 1716)
Brethren of the Coast (June 1716–March 1717)
Bellamy (March–May 1717)
Blackbeard (May–December 1717)
Begging Pardon (December 1717–July 1718)
Brinksmanship (July–September 1718)
Hunted (September 1718–March 1720)
Epilogue
Piracy’s End (1720–1732)
Acknowledgments
Endnotes
Index

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