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A new history of the golden age of piracy

3. The Republic Of Pirates
The Republic of Pirates
In the early 18 century a number of the great pirate captains joined forces. This infamous “flying gang” was more than simply a thieving band of brothers. اضافة اعلان

Many members had come to piracy as a revolt against conditions in the merchant fleet and in the cities and plantations in the old and new worlds. Inspired by notions of self-government, they established a crude but distinctive form of democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which indentured servants were released and leaders chosen or deposed by a vote.

Meticulously researched and full of incident and adventure, The Republic of Pirates brings to life an extraordinary forgotten chapter of history.


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