Pirates of Colonial Newport

Pirates of Colonial Newport

by Gloria Merchant

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626192508
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 05/13/2014
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 671,373
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Gloria Merchant has degrees in both art history and art education and has enjoyed a rich and varied career. She is a member of the Newport Historical Society, Redwood Library and Athenaeum and the Preservation Society of Newport County. Gloria grew up on Narragansett Bay.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

1 The Players 15

2 Newport's First Privateers and Pirates 21

3 Newport's Own Thomas Tew 25

4 Captain Thomas Paine 33

5 Captain William Kidd 41

6 Wicked and IU-Disposed Persons 49

7 Red Sea Pirates Wash Ashore 55

8 A Nest of Pirates 61

9 Newport's Last Pirate Captain 69

10 Muddy Waters 77

11 The Tide Turned 81

12 Stretching Hemp for Pirates 85

13 Ship's Articles 99

14 The Jolly Roger 103

15 Church and State 107

16 Trinity Church 115

17 Pirates and Revolutionaries 119

18 Well-Told Tales 133

Notes 147

Selected Bibliography 151

Index 155

About the Author 159

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