New Reference Book: Pirates of the Americas

Pirates of the Americas by David F. Marley, ABC-Clio, 2010.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 973.2 Ab3

A two volume set discussing historical pirates and privateering.  These volumes cover the “golden age of piracy” in the Caribbean basin from 1650 to 1725. Each era of piracy is further documented with a chronology and a bibliography, and a glossary provides helpful definitions for unfamiliar terms.  Some primary source documents are included in each volume.

Examples from the five hundred entries include:

  • Capitaine Archambaud
  • Barre’s Tavern
  • Freebooter
  • Half-way Tree
  • Madagascar
  • Pieces of Eight
  • Skull and Crossbones

Helpful for
:  Global Studies, Humanities, Naval History, Economics, Talk Like a Pirate Day

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