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Author Little, Benerson, 1959-

Title The buccaneer's realm : pirate life on the Spanish Main, 1674-1688 / Benerson Little
Edition First edition
Published Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 343 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Yo Ho, Yo Ho: A Life On the Margins For Me -- Water Water Everywhere: The Means of Freedom on the Main -- Biscayers, Indians, Africans, and Greeks: Spain in the New World -- Boucaniers, Flibustiers, and Buccaneers: Hunters Along the Main -- Petit Goave and Port Royal: Pirate Asylums and Sanctuaries -- Muscovado, Indigo, and Urcas, Not to Mention Sweet Virginia -- Slaves, Monopolies, and Maroons: Africa On the Main -- Contraband Cargaroon: The Sloop Trade -- Pirates and Puritans: The New England Connection -- Gods, Devils, and Castaways: Faith, Religion, and Superstition on the Main -- Lost Ships and Souls: Wrecks, Wrecking, and Wreckers -- To the Slaughter, Gentle Beasts: The Sea Turtle, Manatee, and Seal -- The Beginning of the End: Native America Enslaved and Enraged -- Tarpaulin Cant and Spanish Lingua: The Language of the Buccaneer -- Armadillos, Galleons, and Canoes: Sea Battles in the Great South Sea -- Battle Wounds and Belly Timber: Chirurgery, Physic, Diet, and Health -- The Torrid Zone: Sex and Romance on the Main -- Ladrones! Ladrones! Towns Plundered, Lives Violated -- Honor With An Edge: Dueling and Swordsmanship on the Main -- Clean Bottoms and Lost Souls: Keys, Cays, Isles, and Inlets -- Cannon, Sword, and Garotte: Spain Strikes Back -- Yo Ho, Yo Ho: A Pirate's Life For Me -- Appendix A: The Chasse-Partie -- Appendix B: Buccaneer Organization -- Appendix C: Captains and Their Vessels -- Appendix D: Roving Books and Authors, 1674-1699 -- Appendix E: A Boucanier Barbecue -- Appendix F: "Pieces of Eight! Pieces of Eight!" -- Appendix G: Places Plundered, 1674-1688 -- Appendix H: New World Exports and Plunder -- Appendix I: Weights, Measures, and Containers -- Appendix J: A Brief Glossary of Sea Terms
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-324) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Buccaneers -- History -- 17th century.
Pirates -- Spanish Main -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1612343619 (electronic bk.)
9781612343617 (electronic bk.)