pirates the true and surprising story of the pirates of the caribbean

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The Republic Of Pirates

Author : Colin Woodard
ISBN : 9780547415758
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The untold story of a heroic band of Caribbean pirates whose defiance of imperial rule inspired revolt in colonial outposts across the world In the early eighteenth century, the Pirate Republic was 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. They cut off trade routes, sacked slave ships, and severed Europe from its New World empires, and for a brief, glorious period the Republic was a success.


Author : Patrick Auerbach
ISBN : 1523440422
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Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea. Those who engage in acts of piracy are called pirates. The era of piracy in the Caribbean began in the 1500s and died out in the 1830s after the navies of the nations of Western Europe and North America with colonies in the Caribbean began combating pirates. In the early eighteenth century a number of the great pirate captains, including Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach and 'Black Sam' Bellamy, joined forces. This infamous 'Pirating 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. Piracy flourished in the Caribbean because of the existence of pirate seaports such as Port Royal in Jamaica, Tortuga in Haiti, and Nassau in the Bahamas. 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. Scroll to the top of the page and click Add To Cart to read more about this extraordinary forgotten chapter of history

Pillaging The Empire

Author : Kris Lane
ISBN : 9781317524472
Genre : History
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Between 1500 and 1750, European expansion and global interaction produced vast wealth. As goods traveled by ship along new global trade routes, piracy also flourished on the world’s seas. Pillaging the Empire tells the fascinating story of maritime predation in this period, including the perspectives of both pirates and their victims. Brushing aside the romantic legends of piracy, Kris Lane pays careful attention to the varied circumstances and motives that led to the rise of this bloodthirsty pursuit of riches, and places the history of piracy in the context of early modern empire building. This second edition of Pillaging the Empire has been revised and expanded to incorporate the latest scholarship on piracy, maritime law, and early modern state formation. With a new chapter on piracy in East and Southeast Asia, Lane considers piracy as a global phenomenon. Filled with colorful details and stories of individual pirates from Francis Drake to the women pirates Ann Bonny and Mary Read, this engaging narrative will be of interest to all those studying the history of Latin America, the Atlantic world, and the global empires of the early modern era.

Operation Piratenjagd Von Der Antike Bis Zur Gegenwart

Author : Alain Felkel
ISBN : 9788711448946
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Der Kampf gegen die Schrecken der Meere. Das Buch über die Piratenjäger Seit Beginn der Seefahrt ist Piraterie eine Gefahr für die Weltmeere. Brutal nutzen Piraten kriegerische Wirren und anarchische Zustände, um ihr Gewerbe zu professionalisieren und sich in Bünden zusammenzuschließen. Sie fallen über Handelsschiffe und reiche Küsten her, um sie auszurauben. Wikinger, Likedeeler, Barbaresken und Bukanier sind die Schrecken der Meere und des Seehandels. Bis zu dem Tag, an dem sich die geschädigten Mächte zur Piratenjagd rüsten. Piratenjägern aus aller Welt ist Felkels Buch gewidmet. Sie begeben sich auf die Spur der Seeräuber, um ihnen ihr Handwerk zu legen. In erbitterten Waffengängen und Strafexpeditionen, aber auch mit List und Diplomatie setzen die Piratenjäger alles daran, die Meere von ihren Widersachern zu befreien. Doch Piraterie stirbt nicht aus. Seit dem letzten Jahrzehnt des 20. Jahrhunderts werden erneut Menschen mitsamt ihren Schiffen geraubt und erst gegen Lösegelder in Millionenhöhe wieder freigelassen. Und wieder entsenden Handelsmächte ihre Kriegsflotten, um der Gefahr wirksam zu begegnen. Von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart zeichnet Alain Felkel in Operation Piratenjagd diesen epischen Konflikt nach. Spannend wie ein Kriminalroman! AUTORENPORTRÄT Alain Felkel studierte Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte, Spanisch-Romanistik und Iberoamerikanische Geschichte in Marburg, Salamanca und Köln. Seit 1997 ist er als Drehbuchautor und historischer Berater für Fernsehproduktionen tätig. 2006 Co-Autor des TV-Serienbegleitbuchs »Die Germanen« und 2009 Autor von »Aufstand. Die Deutschen als rebellisches Volk«. Heute lebt er als freier Autor und Regisseur in Köln.

Somali Piracy

Author : Jade Lindley
ISBN : 9781134806911
Genre : Law
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Maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia was first recognised as a global concern in 2008 after the hijackings of World Food Programme vessels. It remains a serious impediment to international maritime trade and a significant risk to seafarers. Bringing a criminological perspective to the subject, this book presents an analysis of Somali piracy by means of Routine Activity Theory and regulatory pluralism. Based on data from a range of sources, including published documents and in-depth interviews with representatives of industry, government, and international organisations, the study concludes that no one institution or policy will suffice to control Somali piracy. Accordingly, a number of different actors and institutions have a role to play in reducing the supply of motivated offenders, the vulnerability of prospective victims, and in enhancing guardianship. The book envisages a holistic counter-piracy program based on a pluralistic regulatory model that is sustainable within the region, and managed by the region, providing the best opportunity for both the immediate future, and for long-term success. This study will be essential reading for criminologists, public policy and legal scholars, as well as policy makers and regulators in countries affected by and dealing with piracy, and international professional advocacy groups operating in the maritime space.

Anne Bonny The Infamous Female Pirate

Author : Phillip Thomas Tucker
ISBN : 9781627310628
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of the most famous female pirate in history provides a remarkable personal odyssey from a time when women were almost powerless and at the lowest level of the social order on both sides of the Atlantic. This new biographical work fills considerable gaps in Anne Bonny’s life beyond her mythology to rescue an actual person for posterity. After turning her back on everything she knew growing up in South Carolina to find a sense of personal freedom, Anne Bonny sailed the Caribbean’s pristine waters during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early eighteenth century. Few accurate records exist about these law-breakers, whose lifestyles called for hanging. Fortunately, Anne Bonny was a notable exception to the rule, as she was caught off the Jamaican coast and tried by a court of law, whose records have fortunately survived. So, who was the real Anne Bonny? A heartless prostitute, a bloodthirsty psychopathic, or a compassionate woman of faith and courage? Such a fundamental question has not been adequately answered by historians for 300 years. It is now time to take a fresh look at the life of Anne Bonny to present a corrective view into not only her story but also the seldom explored, but incredibly rich, field of women’s history. The Anne Bonny mythology is today popularly told in Starz channel’s Black Sails and the video game Assassin's Creed.

Spanish Gold

Author : David Cordingly
ISBN : 9781408822166
Genre : History
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The amazing true story of Blackbeard, Calico Jack and all the other pirates of the Caribbean and Captain Woodes Rogers, the privateer turned governor of the Bahamas, who brought them to book.

Pirates Prisoners And Lepers

Author : Paul H. Robinson
ISBN : 9781612347448
Genre : History
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It has long been held that humans need government to impose social order on a chaotic, dangerous world. How, then, did early humans survive on the Serengeti Plain, surrounded by faster, stronger, and bigger predators in a harsh and forbidding environment? Pirates, Prisoners, and Lepers examines an array of natural experiments and accidents of human history to explore the fundamental nature of how human beings act when beyond the scope of the law. Pirates of the 1700s, the leper colony on Molokai Island, prisoners of the Nazis, hippie communes of the 1970s, shipwreck and plane crash survivors, and many more diverse groups—they all existed in the absence of formal rules, punishments, and hierarchies. Paul and Sarah Robinson draw on these real-life stories to suggest that humans are predisposed to be cooperative, within limits. What these “communities” did and how they managed have dramatic implications for shaping our modern institutions. Should today’s criminal justice system build on people’s shared intuitions about justice? Or are we better off acknowledging this aspect of human nature but using law to temper it? Knowing the true nature of our human character and our innate ideas about justice offers a roadmap to a better society.

Quest For Blackbeard The True Story Of Edward Thache And His World

Author : Baylus C. Brooks
ISBN : 9781365258855
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Author : Jennifer Willis
ISBN : 0786749180
Genre : Fiction
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The surprising success of Pirates of the Caribbean, a new screen adaptation of the classic Peter Pan, and the Russell Crowe film Master and Commander have fueled interest in seagoing swashbucklers. There is a rich literature on pirates—both in fiction and nonfiction. This collection offers excerpts from the works of contemporary authors: Patrick O'Brian's riveting account of a sea battle with Borneo's pirates will enthrall his fans; Farley Mowat's The Black Joke is a rousing adventure of the rum-running set in the 1930s and written in the tradition of the great classic pirate tales. Readers will also discover and rediscover the most infamous pirates of yore, from Treasure Island's Long John Silver to Peter Pan's Captain Hook. They'll encounter pirate adventures from neglected classics such as L. Frank Baum's Pirates in Oz, Alexandre Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo and Rafael Sabatini's Captain Blood. And they'll find accounts of the dastardly deeds of female pirates both real (Anne Bonney and Mary Read) and imagined (Arthur Ransome's Chinese pirate Miss Lee). Pirates also draws upon colorful true-life accounts and authentic first-person narratives of pirates—and their victims—discovered in nearly forgotten works such as The Pirates Own Book and Captured by Pirates.

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