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

ISBN-10: 015603462X
ISBN-13: 9780156034623
Edition: 2007
Authors: Colin Woodard
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Description: Welcome to the Pirate Republic—the early-eighteenth-century home to some of the great pirate captains, including Blackbeard, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and Charles Vane. Along with their fellow pirates—former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway  More...

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Welcome to the Pirate Republic—the early-eighteenth-century home to some of the great pirate captains, including Blackbeard, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and Charles Vane. Along with their fellow pirates—former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway slaves—this "Flying Gang" established a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which servants were free, blacks could be equal citizens, and leaders were chosen or deposed by a vote. For a brief, glorious period the Pirate Republic was enormously successful. It cut off trade routes, sacked slave ships, and severed Europe from its New World empires. Imperial authorities and wealthy shipowners denouncednbsp;its residentsnbsp;as the enemies of mankind, but common people saw them as heroes. Colin Woodard tells the dramatic untold story of the Pirate Republic that shook the very foundations of the British and Spanish Empires and fanned the democratic sentiments that would one day drive the American Revolution.

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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