Black flags, blue waters: the epic history of America's most notorious pirates

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"With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters vividly reanimates the 'Golden Age' of piracy in the Americas. Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy's 'Golden Age'--spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s--when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. Best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them towering Blackbeard, ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Also brilliantly detailed are the pirates' manifold enemies, including colonial governor John Winthrop, evangelist Cotton Mather, and young Benjamin Franklin. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Dolin provides this wholly original account of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life"--
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subject_facetPirates -- United States -- History
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
title_displayBlack flags, blue waters : the epic history of America's most notorious pirates
title_fullBlack Flags, Blue Waters The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates
Black flags, blue waters : the epic history of America's most notorious pirates / Eric Jay Dolin
Black flags, blue waters : the epic history of America's most notorious pirates [electronic resource] / Eric Jay Dolin
title_shortBlack flags, blue waters
title_subthe epic history of America's most notorious pirates
topic_facetHistory
Nonfiction
Pirates