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On the Account in the Golden Age - Piracy & the Americas, 1670-1726 (Paperback) Loot Price: R627
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On the Account in the Golden Age - Piracy & the Americas, 1670-1726 (Paperback): Joseph Gibbs

On the Account in the Golden Age - Piracy & the Americas, 1670-1726 (Paperback)

Joseph Gibbs

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Piracy along American coastlines and in the Caribbean in the late 1600s and early 1700s is often seen today through a colourful set of modern media archetypes. The reality, however, was usually more ugly and frequently lethal. In this book, author Joseph Gibbs goes back to original memoirs, monographs, newspaper articles, and trial records to present a stark picture of piracy in the era of Blackbeard, Bartholomew Roberts, and Ann Bonny and Mary Read. A prequel to Gibbs well received On the Account: Piracy and the Americas, 17661835, this book similarly presents primary sources chosen for authenticity. The contents are introduced, annotated, and carefully edited for modern readers. They offer a glimpse of piracy far removed from, and often more engaging than, the romanticised version provided by later writers and filmmakers. They describe, for example, the ordeal-filled marches of the Caribbean boucaniers, who were tough enough to eat leather while sacking the cities of the Spanish empire. They also shed light on the pirates tactics at sea and on land; their practice of forcing captives to join them; their often-sadistic cruelty; and their ships articles and the primitive democratic standards they upheld. Enhanced with classic maps and illustrations, The Golden Age offers an unvarnished look at those who sailed and often died under the dreaded black and red flags of the era. Readers will see pirates as they actually were -- in pursuit of prey, in battle, and sometimes on the way to the gallows.

General

Imprint: Sussex Academic Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2014
First published: July 2014
Authors: Joseph Gibbs
Dimensions: 246 x 171 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-1-84519-617-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Maritime history
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Maritime history
Books > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
LSN: 1-84519-617-1
Barcode: 9781845196172

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