Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars

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The story of Chesapeake pirates and patriots begins with a land dispute and ends with the untimely death of an oyster dredger at the hands of the Maryland Oyster Navy. From the golden age of piracy to Confederate privateers and oyster pirates, the maritime communities of the Chesapeake Bay are intimately tied to a fascinating history of intrigue, plunder and illicit commerce raiding. Author Jamie L.H. Goodall introduces infamous men like Edward “Blackbeard” Teach and “Black Sam” Bellamy, as well as lesser-known local figures like Gus Price and Berkeley Muse, whose tales of piracy are legendary from the harbor of Baltimore to the shores of Cape Charles.
ISBN: 9781467141161
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maryland
Images: 19
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jamie L.H. Goodall, PhD, is an assistant professor of history at Stevenson University in Baltimore, Maryland. She has a PhD in history from The Ohio State University, with specializations in Atlantic world, early American and military histories.
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