Pirates of New England: Ruthless Raiders and Rotten Renegades

Pirates of New England: Ruthless Raiders and Rotten Renegades

by Gail Selinger


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493029297
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 819,205
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Gail Selinger is a maritime historian and pirate expert who served as a consultant on the History Channel’s Modern Marvels: Pirate Tech. Her commentary appears on the DVDs of The Princess Bride and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. She is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Pirates and lectures on pirates and pirate history. She lives in Redlands, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Author's Note on Wages, Cost of Living, and Pirate Booty xi

Introduction: The Evolution of Piracy xvii

Chapter 1 Why Turn to Piracy? 1

Chapter 2 The Allure of Pirate Life 13

Chapter 3 Politics, Economics, and the Pirate Round 25

Chapter 4 John Rhoades, Jurriaen Aernouts, and Peter Roderigo 33

Chapter 5 Thomas Pound and Thomas Hawkins 41

Chapter 6 Thomas Tew and Governor Benjamin Fletcher 55

Chapter 7 Henry Every 69

Chapter 8 William Kidd 85

Chapter 9 John Quelch and Crewmates 103

Chapter 10 Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy 115

Chapter 11 George Lowther, John Massey, and Charles Harris 133

Chapter 12 Edward "Ned" Low and Francis Farrington Spriggs 155

Chapter 13 William Fly 173

Appendix A The Complete Ship's Roster of the Adventure Galley 183

Appendix B The Forgotten Ones 185

Bibliography 189

Index 191

About the Author 199

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