Introduction: the sorrowful tale of Robert Snead Part I. Beginnings London fog: a brief, confusing history of English piracy law The phantom fleet of Porto Principe: privateering and admiralty, 1660-1688 "A spot upon our garment": the Red Sea fever in colonial New York, 1691-1698 Part II. An empire in crisis Voyage of the Fancy, 1696 The successful pyrate: a tale of two trials The ballad of Henry Every: criminality and print culture in the public sphere Part III. Pirate nests "Ignorance of their duty": a New Jersey warning, 1697 A society of friends: piracy and Quakerism in Pennsylvania "A bloody crew of privateers": resistance and right in Rhode Island Part IV. Rope's end The bonds of slavery: law, letters, and the Resumption Bill of 1701-2 From community to periphery: trial and execution in the American colonies, 1705-1730 Conclusion: forgotten revolutions.
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Print version: Burgess, Douglas R. Politics of piracy : crime and civil disobedience in colonial America, 1660-1730. Lebanon New Hampshire : University Press of New England,