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Title The golden age of piracy : the rise, fall, and enduring popularity of pirates / edited by David Head
Published Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 256 pages) : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
Contents Why Atlantic piracy? / Carla Gardina Pestana -- Jamaica's private seafarers : politics and violence in a seventeenth-century English colony / John A. Coakley -- "Sailors from the woods" : logwood cutting and the spectrum of piracy / Kevin P. McDonald -- Trial and error : piracy trials in England and its colonies, 1696-1723 / Douglas R. Burgess -- Protecting trade by suppressing pirates : British colonial and metropolitan responses to Atlantic piracy, 1716-1726 / David Wilson -- The persistence of piracy in the British Atlantic / Guy Chet -- A model of piracy : the buccaneers of the seventeenth-century Caribbean / Virginia W. Lunsford -- The economic way of thinking about pirates / Peter T. Leeson -- Henry Every and the creation of the pirate myth in early modern Britain / Margarette Lincoln -- "Blood and lust" : masculinity and sexuality in illustrated print portrayals of early pirates of the Caribbean / Carolyn Eastman -- A woman is to blame : gender and the literature of antebellum pirate confessions / Matthew Taylor Raffety -- Pirate ghosts and buried treasure : hunting for gold in the new American republic / Adam Jortner
Summary "Twelve scholars of piracy show why pirates thrived in the New World seas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century empires, how pirates operated their plundering ventures, how governments battled piracy, and when and why piracy declined. The essays presented take the study of piracy, which can eaisly lapse into rousing, romanticized stories, to new heights of rigor and insight. 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 from the time that pirates sailed the sea. By looking at the ideas of gender and sexuality surrounding the pirate stories, the fad for hunting pirate treasure, and the construction of pirate myths, the book's contributors tell a new story about the dangerous men, and a few dnagerous women, who terrorized the high seas" --Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Piracy -- Atlantic Ocean Region -- History
Piracy -- Caribbean Area -- History
Pirates -- History -- 17th century
Pirates -- History -- 18th century
Atlantic Ocean Region -- History -- 17th century
Atlantic Ocean Region -- History -- 18th century
Caribbean Area -- History -- 17th century
Caribbean Area -- History -- 18th century
Atlantic Ocean Region.
Caribbean Area.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Burgess, Douglas R., Jr., contributor.
Chet, Guy, 1968- contributor.
Coakley, John A., contributor
Eastman, Carolyn, contributor.
Head, David (Historian), editor, contributor.
Jortner, Adam Joseph, contributor.
Leeson, Peter T., 1979- contributor.
Lincoln, Margarette, contributor.
Lunsford, Virginia West, contributor.
McDonald, Kevin P., 1972- contributor.
Pestana, Carla Gardina, contributor.
Raffety, Matthew Taylor, 1972- contributor.
ISBN 0820353272
Other Titles Rise, fall, and enduring popularity of pirates