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Outlaws of the Atlantic

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Outlaws of the Atlantic by Marcus Rediker
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Apr 07, 2015 | ISBN 9780807034101

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Praise

“With a keen eye for interesting characters, historian Rediker (The Amistad Rebellion) delivers a brisk narrative.” —Publishers Weekly

“A top-notch examination of how indentured servants, privateers, pirates and slaves affected and even directed human history in the age of sail. . . . An outstanding view of the ‘seaman’ as a ‘preeminent worker of the world.’” —Kirkus Reviews

“[Rediker’s] argument that the American Revolution and the antislavery movement were rooted in and energized by the popular image of the pirate . . . is provocative and original.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“A colorful, intensely academic maritime history focused on the lower classes.” —Shelf Awareness

“[A] lifelong interest in figures at the edges of society informs Outlaws of the Atlantic, Mr. Rediker’s below-decks history of the North Atlantic from the late 17th century to the American Revolution.” —Wall Street Journal

Table Of Contents

Preface

Prologue

ONE: The Sailor’s Yarn

TWO: Edward Barlow, “Poor Seaman”

THREE: Henry Pitman, “Fugitive Traitor”

FOUR: Under the Banner of King Death: Pirates

FIVE: A Motley Crew in the American Revolution

SIX: African Rebels: From Captives to Shipmates

SEVEN: “Black Pirates”: The Amistad Rebellion, 1839

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

Notes

Index

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