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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

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The inspiration for the NBC series Crossbones . In the early eighteenth century a number of the great pirate captains, including Edward "Blackbeard" Teach and "Black Sam" Bellamy, joined forces. This infamous "Flying Gang" was more than simply a thieving band of brothers. Many of its members had come to piracy as a revolt against conditions in the merchant fleet and in the cities and plantations in the Old and New Worlds. Inspired by notions of self-government, they established a crude but distinctive form of democracy in the Bahamas,carving out their own zone of freedom in which indentured servants were released and leaders chosen or deposed by a vote. They were ultimately overcome by their archnemesis, Captain Woodes Rogers--a merchant fleet owner and former privateer--and the brief though glorious moment of the Republic of Pirates came to an end.In this unique and fascinating book, Colin Woodard brings to life this virtually unexplored chapter in the Golden Age of Piracy.
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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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subject_facet Buccaneers -- History -- 18th century, Pirates -- Caribbean Area -- History -- 18th century
title_display The republic of pirates : being the true and surprising story of the Caribbean pirates and the man who brought them down
title_full The Republic of Pirates Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down, The republic of pirates : being the true and surprising story of the Caribbean pirates and the man who brought them down / Colin Woodard
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title_sub Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down
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