Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover

Title The Golden Age of Piracy [electronic resource] : The Rise, Fall, and Enduring Popularity of Pirates.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : University of Georgia Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (264 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file rdaft
Access Access limited to subscribing institutions.
Summary Twelve authors shed new light on the true history and enduring mythology of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century pirates in this anthology of scholarly essays. The twelve entries in The Golden Age of Piracy discuss why pirates thrived in the seas of the New World, how pirates operated their plundering ventures, how governments battled piracy, and when and why piracy declined. Separating Hollywood myth from historical fact, these essays bring the real pirates of the Caribbean to life with a level of rigor and insight rarely applied to the subject. The Golden Age of Piracy also delves into the enduring status of pirates as pop culture icons. Audiences have devoured stories about cutthroats such as Blackbeard and Henry Morgan since before Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island . By looking at the ideas of gender and sexuality surrounding pirate stories, the renewed interest in hunting for pirate treasure, and the construction of pirate myths, the contributing authors tell a new story about the dangerous men, and a few dangerous women, who terrorized the high seas. Contributors: Douglas R. Burgess, Guy Chet, John A. Coakley, Carolyn Eastman, Adam Jortner, Peter T. Leeson, Margarette Lincoln, Virginia W. Lunsford, Kevin P. McDonald, Carla Gardina Pestana, Matthew Taylor Raffety, and David Wilson.
Note Publisher metadata.
Subject Piracy -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Piracy -- Atlantic Ocean Region -- History.
Pirates -- History -- 18th century.
Pirates -- History -- 17th century.
Atlantic Ocean Region -- History -- 17th century.
Caribbean Area -- History -- 18th century.
Caribbean Area -- History -- 17th century.
Atlantic Ocean Region -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Head, David (Historian), editor, contributor.
Raffety, Matthew Taylor, 1972- contributor.
Pestana, Carla Gardina, contributor.
McDonald, Kevin P., 1972- contributor.
Lunsford, Virginia West, contributor.
Lincoln, Margarette, contributor.
Leeson, Peter T., 1979- contributor.
Jortner, Adam Joseph, contributor.
Eastman, Carolyn, contributor.
Coakley, John A., contributor.
Chet, Guy, 1968- contributor.
Burgess, Douglas R., Jr., contributor.
ISBN 9780820353272 (epub)
Standard No. 9780820353272

Available items only