More New and Used
from Private Sellers
In Stock Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours
Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 4/15/2005.
What is included with this book?
- The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to inclue any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
Villains of All Nations explores the "Golden Age" of Atlantic piracy (1716-1726) and the infamous generation whose images underlie our modern, romanticized view of pirates. Rediker introduces us to the dreaded black flag, the Jolly Roger; swashbuckling figures such as Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard; and the unnamed, unlimbed pirate who was likely Robert Louis Stevenson's model for Long John Silver in Treasure Island.This history shows from the bottom up how sailors emerged from deadly working conditions on merchant and naval ships, turned pirate, and created a starkly different reality aboard their own ships, electing their officers, dividing their booty equitably, and maintaining a multinational social order. The real lives of this motley crew-which included cross-dressing women, people of color, and the "outcasts of all nations"-are far more compelling than contemporary myth.
Marcus Rediker, associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, is author of the award-winning Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. He lives in Pittsburgh.
Table of Contents
|One: A Tale of Two Terrors||1||(18)|
|Two: The Political Arithmetic of Piracy||19||(19)|
|Three: Who Will Go "a Pyrating"?||38||(22)|
|Four: "The New Government of the Ship"||60||(23)|
|Five: "To Do Justice to Sailors"||83||(20)|
|Six: The Women Pirates: Anne Bonny and Mary Read||103||(24)|
|Seven: "To Extirpate Them Out of the World"||127||(21)|
|Eight: "Defiance of Death Itself"||148||(22)|
|Conclusion: Blood and Gold||170||(7)|