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Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age
Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age by Marcus Rediker 0807050245 9780807050248
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Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age by Marcus Rediker

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 Stevensons 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.

Author: Marcus Rediker

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 248

Publisher: Beacon Press

Publication Date: 2004-06-15

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