Raiders and Rebels: A History of the Golden Age of Piracy

Raiders and Rebels: A History of the Golden Age of Piracy

Frank Sherry


I he so much authoritative background of piracy, Frank Sherry's wealthy and colourful account finds the increase and fall of the genuine "raiders and rebels" who terrorized the seas. From 1692 to 1725 pirates sailed the oceans of the area, plundering ships weighted down with the riches of India, Africa, South the US, and the Caribbean. frequently portrayed as larger-than-life characters, those outlaw figures and their bloodthirsty exploits have lengthy been immortalized in fiction and picture. yet underneath the legends is the genuine tale of those brigands—often universal women and men escaping the social and financial regulations of 18th-century Europe and the USA. Their actions threatened the beginnings of worldwide exchange and jeopardized the protection of empires. And jointly, the writer argues, they formed a shockingly democratic society robust adequate to defy the world.

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