One would be mistaken to think of pirates as roaming only the Caribbean. Pirates as famous as William Kidd and Henry Every have at various times plundered, pillaged, and murdered their way up and down the New England seaboard, striking fear among local merchants and incurring the wrath of colonial authorities.
Piracy historian Gail Selinger brings these tales of mayhem and villainy to life while also exploring why New England became such a breeding ground for high seas crime and how the view of piracy changed over time, from winking toleration to brutal crackdown. Included in this volume are:
·Ned Low’s sadisticat times cannibalisticreign of terror on the high seas and his mysterious disappearance.
·John Quelch’s defiant and unapologetic proclamations before being hanged in front of Boston’s crowds.
·Henry Every’s daring attack on the Grand Mogul’s fleet, widely considered the largest maritime heist in history.
Pirates of New England opens up new chapters in the history of piracy, ones that you’ll come back to again and againWelcome aboard!
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
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|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
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Table of Contents
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
About the Author 199