The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down

byColin Woodard

Paperback | May 1, 2008

The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down by Colin Woodard
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The untold story of a heroic band of Caribbean pirates whose defiance of imperial rule inspired revolt in colonial outposts across the world
In the early eighteenth century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, including Blackbeard, Black Sam" Bellamy, and Charles Vane. Along with their fellow pirates-former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway slaves-this "Flying Gang" established a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which servants were free, blacks could be equal citizens, and leaders were chosen or deposed by a vote. They cut off trade routes, sacked slave ships, and severed Europe from its New World empires, and for a brief, glorious period the Republic was a success.
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COLIN WOODARD is the author of American Nations: A History of The Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier and Ocean's End: Travels Through Endangered Seas . He is State & National Affairs Writer at the Portland Press Herald, where he won a ...
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Title:The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man W...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:400 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.77 inShipping dimensions:400 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.77 inPublished:May 1, 2008Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:015603462X

ISBN - 13:9780156034623

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