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Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age
     

Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age

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by Marcus Rediker
 

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ISBN-10: 0807050253

ISBN-13: 9780807050255

Pub. Date: 04/28/2005

Publisher: Beacon Press

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

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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 Stevenson's 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807050255
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
406,981
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1A Tale of Two Terrors1
2The Political Arithmetic of Piracy19
3Who Will Go "a Pyrating"?38
4"The New Government of the Ship"60
5"To Do Justice to Sailors"83
6The Women Pirates: Anne Bonny and Mary Read103
7"To Extirpate Them Out of the World"127
8"Defiance of Death Itself"148
Conclusion: Blood and Gold170
Notes177
Acknowledgments222
Index226

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Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age 1.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
makaser More than 1 year ago
I bought the Nook version of this book for a school assignment and it's missing FIVE chapters! I went through technical support and they confirmed it is something wrong with the file itself. They refunded my money but now I have to find it elsewhere with limited times as it's for school.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The previous reviews summed it up accurately. I would like to say that I appreciate the customer service from BN in helping me resolve the matter. They refunded me immediately so that I can purchase the hard copy. The only thing that's needed to be done is for BN to contact the book's publisher and have them fix the missing chapters. If they can't fix it, then BN should stop selling it. It's like false advertisement. The book is incomplete.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HUGE portion of the nook book missing. Do not buy! I bought this title for a class in full faith when the term started and now I have to scramble to get a complete copy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago