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The many-headed hydra : sailors, slaves, commoners, and the hidden history of the revolutionary Atlantic

Author: Peter Linebaugh; Marcus Rediker
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Long before the American Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a motley crew of sailors, slaves, pirates, laborers, market women, and indentured servants had ideas about freedom and equality that would forever change history. The Many Headed-Hydra recounts their stories in a sweeping history of the role of the dispossessed in the making of the modern world."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Linebaugh, Peter.
Many-headed hydra.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)654329190
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Linebaugh; Marcus Rediker
ISBN: 0807050067 9780807050064 9780807050071 0807050075 1859847986 9781859847985
OCLC Number: 43845433
Description: 433 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Wreck of the Sea-venture --
Hewers of wood and drawers of water --
Blackymore maide named Francis --
Divarication of the Putney debates --
Hydrarchy : sailors, pirates, and the maritime state --
Outcasts of the nations of the earth --
Motley crew in the American Revolution --
Conspiracy of Edward and Catherine Despard --
Robert Wedderburn and Atlantic Jubilee --
Conclusion : Tyger! Tyger!
Responsibility: Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker.
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"Long before the American Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a motley crew of sailors, slaves, pirates, laborers, market women, and indentured servants had ideas about freedom and equality that would forever change history. The Many Headed-Hydra recounts their stories in a sweeping history of the role of the dispossessed in the making of the modern world."--Jacket.

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