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Piracy in the Americas


An examination of the history of piracy in the Atlantic world, primarily in the 17th and 18th centuries. Special consideration given to the emergence of the sea rovers, the social composition of pirate communities, and the ongoing fascination with swashbucklers and peg-legged captains. 

Students entering before 2012: satisfies History distribution requirement.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Historical Thought distribution requirement.