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Author Rediker, Marcus, author
Title Villains of all nations : Atlantic pirates in the golden age / Marcus Rediker
Imprint Boston : Beacon Press, 2004
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  F106 .R42 2004    AVAILABLE    30600020117991
Descript 240 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-221) and index
A tale of two terrors -- The political arithmetic of piracy -- Who will go "a pyrating"? -- "The new government of the ship" -- "To do justice to sailors" -- The women pirates: Anne Bonny and Mary Read -- "To extirpate them out of the world" -- "Defiance of death itself" -- Conclusion: Blood and gold
"Villains of All Nations explores the Golden Age of Atlantic piracy and the infamous generation whose images underlie our modern, romanticized view of pirates. Historian Marcus Rediker focuses on the high-seas drama of 1716-1726, which featured the dreaded black flag, the Jolly Roger; swashbuckling figures such as Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard; and the unnamed, pegleg pirate who was likely Robert Louis Stevenson's model for Long John Silver in Treasure Island." "This exploration shows how sailors emerged from deadly working conditions on merchant and naval ships, turned pirate, and created a starkly different reality aboard their own vessels. At their best, pirates constructed their own distinctive egalitarian society, electing officers, dividing their booty equitably, and maintaining a multinational social order." "This unprecedented social and cultural history proves that the real lives of this motley crew - which included cross-dressing women, people of color, and the "outcasts of all nations"--Are far more compelling than contemporary myth. Pirates challenged and subverted prevailing conventions of race, class, gender, and nationality, posing a radical democratic challenge to the society they left behind. They dared to play the rebellious villains on a floating international stage. The authorities hanged them for it, but the pirates triumphed in the end, winning the battle for the popular imagination in their own day and in ours."--Jacket
Link Online version: Rediker, Marcus. Villains of all nations. Boston : Beacon Press, ©2004 (OCoLC)607891843
Online version: Rediker, Marcus. Villains of all nations. Boston : Beacon Press, ©2004 (OCoLC)627005421
Subject Pirates -- Atlantic Coast (U.S.) -- History -- 18th century
Pirates -- Atlantic Coast (U.S.) -- Biography
Pirates -- Caribbean Area -- History -- 18th century
Atlantic Coast (U.S.) -- History, Naval -- 18th century
Caribbean Area -- History, Naval -- 18th century
Pirates. fast (OCoLC)fst01064776
Caribbean Area. fast (OCoLC)fst01244080
United States -- Atlantic Coast. fast (OCoLC)fst01240719
Seeräuber gnd
Atlantischer Ozean gnd
Pirates -- Atlantic coast (U.S.) -- History--18th century. sears
Pirates -- Caribbean Area -- History -- 18th century. sears
Pirates -- Atlantic coast (U.S.) -- Biography. sears
Atlantic Coast (U.S.) -- History, Naval -- 18th century. sears
Caribbean Area -- History, Naval -- 18th century. sears
Geschichte 1716-1726. swd
1700-1799 fast
Geschichte 1716-1726
Biography. fast (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Naval history. fast (OCoLC)fst01411632
Biographies. lcgft
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