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Author Burgess, Douglas R., author

Title The politics of piracy : crime and civil disobedience in colonial America / Douglas R. Burgess Jr
Published Lebanon, NH : ForeEdge, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (291 pages)
Contents Introduction: the sorrowful tale of Robert Snead -- Part I. Beginnings -- London fog: a brief, confusing history of English piracy law -- The phantom fleet of Porto Principe: privateering and admiralty, 1660-1688 -- "A spot upon our garment": the Red Sea fever in colonial New York, 1691-1698 -- Part II. An empire in crisis -- Voyage of the Fancy, 1696 -- The successful pyrate: a tale of two trials -- The ballad of Henry Every: criminality and print culture in the public sphere -- Part III. Pirate nests -- "Ignorance of their duty": a New Jersey warning, 1697 -- A society of friends: piracy and Quakerism in Pennsylvania -- "A bloody crew of privateers": resistance and right in Rhode Island -- Part IV. Rope's end -- The bonds of slavery: law, letters, and the Resumption Bill of 1701-2 -- From community to periphery: trial and execution in the American colonies, 1705-1730 -- Conclusion: forgotten revolutions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Pirates -- United States -- History
Piracy -- United States -- History
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
British colonies
Colonies -- Administration
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- Administration
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1611686989