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The pirates of the New England Coast, 1630-1730

Author: George Francis Dow; John Henry Edmonds
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Meticulously researched study based on authentic documents recounts lurid exploits, punishments of such hardened maritime brigands as William Kidd, Charles Harris, Thomas Tew, John Phillips, other marauders.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Francis Dow; John Henry Edmonds
ISBN: 0486290646 9780486290645
OCLC Number: 33246073
Description: xxii, 394 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: The beginning of English piracy --
Dixey Bull, the first pirate in New England waters and some others who followed him --
John Rhodes, pilot of the Dutch pirates on the coast of Maine --
Thomas Pound, pilot of the King's frigate, who became a pirate and died a gentleman --
William Kidd, privateersman and reputed pirate --
Thomas Tew, who retired and lived at Newport --
John Quelch and his crew, who were hanged at Boston and their gold distributed --
Samuel Bellamy, whose ship was wrecked at Wellfleet and 142 drowned --
George Lowther, who captured thirty-three vessels in seventeen months --
Ned Low of Boston and how he became a pirate captain --
Captain Roberts' curious account of what happened on Low's ship --
The brutal career and miserable end of Ned Low --
The strange adventures of Philip Ashton --
Nicholas Merritt's account of his escape from pirates --
Francis Farrington Spriggs, the companion of Ned Low --
Charles Harris, who was hanged at Newport with twenty-five of his crew --
John Phillips, whose head was cut off and pickled --
William Fly, who was hanged in chains on Nix's Mate --
Pirate haunts and cruising grounds --
Pirate life and death --
Captain Ploughman's commission --
Captain Ploughman's instructions --
Dying speech of Captain Quelch --
John Fillmore's narrative --
An "act of grace."
Responsibility: George Francis Dow and John Henry Edmonds ; with an introduction by Ernest H. Pentecost.
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Meticulously researched study based on authentic documents recounts lurid exploits, punishments of such hardened maritime brigands as William Kidd, Charles Harris, Thomas Tew, John Phillips, other marauders.

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