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Author Burgess Jr., Douglas R

Title The Politics of Piracy : Crime and Civil Disobedience in Colonial America
Published Lebanon : ForeEdge from University Press of New England, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (305 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Contents; Introduction: The Sorrowful Tale of Robert Snead; Part 1: Beginnings; One London Fog: A Brief, Confusing History of English Piracy Law; Two The Phantom Fleet of Porto Principe: Jamaican Privateering under Charles II; Three "A Spot upon Our Garment": The Red Sea Fever in Colonial New York, 1691- 1698; Part II: An Empire in Crisis; Four Voyage of the Fancy, 1696; Five A Tale of Two Trials; Six The Ballad of Henry Every: Criminality and Print Culture in the Public Sphere; Part III: Pirate Nests
Seven "Ignorance of Their Duty": A New Jersey Warning, 1697 Eight A Society of Friends: Quakers and Illicit Trade in Colonial Pennsylvania; Nine "A Bloody Crew of Privateers": Resistance and Right in Rhode Island; Part IV: Rope's End; Ten The Bonds of Slavery: Law, Letters, and the Resumption Bill of 1701- 1702; Eleven From Community to Periphery: Trial and Execution in the American Colonies, 1705- 1730; Conclusion: Forgotten Revolutions; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index
Summary The untold story of how colonial pirates transformed America and brought it to the brink of rebellion
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Subject Piracy -- United States -- History
Pirates -- United States -- History
British colonies.
Colonies -- Administration.
HISTORY / General
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- Administration.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1611686989