The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man who Brought Them Down
Harcourt, 2007 - 383 páginas
The inspiration for the NBC seriesCrossbones. 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - marshapetry - LibraryThing
Liked it but it drifted off several times and I just couldn't stay focused on some of the stories. It was surprising (maybe not all that much) that the Pirates of the Carribean movies were actually ... Leer reseña completa
LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - flopalo - LibraryThing
I really enjoyed reading about the history of the pirates' exploits in the Caribbean and the East coast of the US. While some of them were quite brutal to their captives and adversaries, there were ... Leer reseña completa
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