Pirates of New England

Pirates of New England

Ruthless Raiders and Rotten Renegades

Paperback - 2017
Rate this:
Tales of swashbuckling adventure, murder, treachery, and mayhem One would be mistaken to think of pirates as roaming only the Caribbean. Pirates as famous as William Kidd and Henry Every have at various times plundered, pillaged, and murdered their way up and down the New England seaboard, striking fear among local merchants and incurring the wrath of colonial authorities. Piracy historian Gail Selinger brings these tales of mayhem and villainy to life while also exploring why New England became such a breeding ground for high seas crime and how the view of piracy changed over time, from winking toleration to brutal crackdown. Included in this volume are: -Ned Low's sadistic--at times cannibalistic--reign of terror on the high seas and his mysterious disappearance. -John Quelch's defiant and unapologetic proclamations before being hanged in front of Boston's crowds. -Henry Every's daring attack on the Grand Mogul's fleet, widely considered the largest maritime heist in history. Pirates of New England opens up new chapters in the history of piracy, ones that you'll come back to again and again--Welcome aboard
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Globe Pequot, 2017.
ISBN: 9781493029297
1493029290
Branch Call Number: 974.02
Characteristics: xxiii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SLPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top