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X marks the spot : the archaeology of piracy

Author: Russell K Skowronek; Charles Robin Ewen
Publisher: Gainesville, Fla. : University Press of Florida, 2007, ©2006.
Series: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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Examining excavated underwater ""treasure sites"" and terrestrial pirate lairs found off the coast of Madagascar, throughout the Caribbean, and within the United States, this book explores the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell K Skowronek; Charles Robin Ewen
ISBN: 9780813030791 081303079X
OCLC Number: 145569786
Description: xxvi, 339 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Charles R. Ewen --
PART 1. PIRATE LAIRS --
Pirates and merchants: Port Royal, Jamaica / Donny L. Hamilton --
On the trail of Jean Lafitte / Joan M. Exnicios --
Contraband traders, lawless vagabonds, and the British settlement and occupation of Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras / J. David McBride --
A mariner's Utopia: pirates and logwood in the Bay of Honduras / Daniel Finamore --
PART 2. PIRATE SHIPS AND THEIR PREY --
Piracy in the Indian Ocean: Mauritius and the pirate ship Speaker / Patrick Lizé --
Christopher Condent's Fiery Dragon: investigating an early eighteenth-century pirate shipwreck off the coast of Madagascar / John de Bry --
The pirate ship Whydah / Christopher E. Hamilton --
The pirate ship Queen Anne's Revenge / Mark U. Wilde-Ramsing --
The Beaufort inlet shipwreck artifact assemblage / Wayne R. Lusardi --
Going to see the varmint: piracy in myth and reality on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, 1785-1830 / Mark J. Wagner, Mary R. McCorvie --
Identifying the victims of piracy in the Spanish Caribbean / Russell K. Skowronek, Charles R. Ewen --
PART 3. PIRATES IN FACT AND FICTION --
Pirate imagery / Lawrence E. Babits [and others] --
X marks the spot --
or does it?: anthropological insights into the origins and continuity of fiction and fact in the study of piracy / Russell K. Skowronek.
Series Title: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
Responsibility: edited by Russell K. Skowronek and Charles R. Ewen.

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"The first comprehensive, scholarly look at the artifactual evidence of real pirates, recovered at both shipwrecks and known pirate bases." - Archaeology Magazine "The reader unused to digesting Read more...

 
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