The Pirates' Pact: The Secret Alliances Between History's Most Notorious Buccaneers and Colonial America

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McGraw Hill Professional, 5 Okt 2008 - 288 halaman

The Secret Alliances Between History's Most Notorious Buccaneers and Colonial America

Was classical piracy an earlier version of state-sponsored terrorism?

Here's the story of how almost every well-known buccaneer of the “Golden Age of Piracy” enjoyed active sponsorship from England's governors in the American colonies- setting a pattern of official disobedience to the Crown that would ultimately contribute to the American push for independence. Relying on rare primary sources discovered in government archives in England, the Carolinas, Rhode Island, Jamaica, and elsewhere, Burgess combines true tales of derring-do with groundbreaking research in this fascinating history.

 

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THE PIRATES' PACT focuses on the connections between colonial governors and the pirates who plagued the east coast of North America during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Burgess ... Baca ulasan lengkap

The pirates' pact: the secret alliances between history's most notorious buccaneers and colonial America

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Most of us have heard the stories connected with the "Golden Age of Piracy," 1660-1725. Be they fictional or factual, the exploits of such famous buccaneers as Henry Morgan, Edward Teach (aka ... Baca ulasan lengkap

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The End of Blackbeard
1
1 Enemies of the Human Race
12
StateSponsored Piracy and Its Aftermath
23
Henry Morgan and Jamaica
44
4 Oddsfish
63
5 The Pirate Cabal
78
6 King Baldridge and the Red Sea Pirates
95
7 Amity Liberty and Thomas Tew
106
9 Trials and Tribulations
148
10 The Most Hated Man in America
168
11 Nemesis
186
12 Your Loving Friends
198
13 The Despair of Lord Bellomont
219
14 That Race of Wicked Men
241
Sources
266
Index
291

8 Henry Every As Yet an Englishmans Friend
129

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Douglas R. Burgess Jr. is one of the world's foremost authorities on piracy. He holds a J.D. with a concentration in International Public Law from Cornell University and a Master's degree in International Law with a concentration in contemporary high-seas piracy. An award-winning writer of short historical fiction and nonfiction, his writings on piracy have appeared in the journal Legal Affairs and have been quoted in the New York Times.

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