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Author Dolin, Eric Jay, author.

Title Black flags, blue waters : the epic history of America's most notorious pirates / Eric Jay Dolin.

Publication Info. New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.2 DOL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xxix, 379 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Small beginnings -- Welcomed with open arms -- "Where the money was as plenty as stones and sand" -- Crackdown -- War's reprieve -- Interlude, or a pirate classification -- Treasure and the tempest -- The gentleman pirate and Blackbeard -- Fading away -- Epilogue: "yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!"
Summary During American piracy's 'Golden Age' spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s, lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them towering Blackbeard, ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. He also details the pirates' enemies, and shows how they eliminated-- almost always violently-- from the American Atlantic. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Pirates -- United States -- History.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
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