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The Politics of Piracy
Crime and Civil Disobedience in Colonial America
Douglas R. Burgess, Jr.

University Press of New England



Contents

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: Jamaican Privateering under Charles II
• “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
• 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: Quakers and Illicit Trade in Colonial 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 1701–1702
• From Community to Periphery: Trial and Execution in the American Colonies, 1705–1730
• Conclusion: Forgotten Revolutions
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Acknowledgments
• Index

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