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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

Author: Colin Woodard; Lewis Grenville
Publisher: [North Kingstown, R.I.] : BBC Audiobooks America, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For a brief, glorious period in the early 1700s, the Bahamas was ruled by a gang of some of the most famous pirates the seas had ever seen. Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and their associates banded together to form a pirate cooperative, culminating in a form of government in which blacks were equal citizens, the rich were imprisoned and common sailors could veto their captain's orders. At the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Downloadable audiobooks
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)123895813
Material Type: Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Woodard; Lewis Grenville
ISBN: 9780792749578 079274957X
OCLC Number: 153884225
Notes: "Sound library."
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 13:27:07.
Performer(s): Read by Lewis Grenville.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 193371 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Colin Woodard.

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For a brief, glorious period in the early 1700s, the Bahamas was ruled by a gang of some of the most famous pirates the seas had ever seen. Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and their associates banded together to form a pirate cooperative, culminating in a form of government in which blacks were equal citizens, the rich were imprisoned and common sailors could veto their captain's orders. At the height of their power the gang served Britain, France, and Spain from their New World empires. The Royal Navy went from being unable to catch the pirates to being afraid to encounter them at all, and the public embraced the pirates as folk heroes.

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