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The republic of pirates : being the true and surprising story of the Caribbean pirates and the man who brought them down / Colin Woodard.

Woodard, Colin, 1968- (Author). Grenville, Lewis. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780792749578 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 079274957X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 25 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : AudioGO : 2007.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Lewis Grenville.
Summary, etc.:
For a brief, glorious period in the early 1700s, the Bahamas was ruled by a gang of some of the most famous pirates the seas had ever seen. Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and their associates banded together to form a pirate cooperative, culminating in a form of government in which blacks were equal citizens, the rich were imprisoned, and common sailors could veto their captain's orders. At the height of their power the gang served Britain, France, and Spain from their New World empires. The Royal Navy went from being unable to catch the pirates to being afraid to encounter them at all, and the public embraced the pirates as folk heroes.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Buccaneers > History > 18th century.
Pirates > Caribbean Area > History > 18th century.

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