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The many-headed hydra : sailors, slaves, commoners, and the hidden story of the revolutionary Atlantic / Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker.

By: Linebaugh, Peter.
Contributor(s): Rediker, Marcus Buford.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boston, MA : Beacon Press, 2000Description: 433 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0807050075 (pbk.); 9780807050071 (pbk.).Subject(s): Capitalism -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History | Capitalism -- Social aspects -- West Indies, British -- History | Slave trade -- Great Britain -- History | Slave trade -- West Indies, British -- History | Mutiny -- Great Britain -- History | Radicalism -- West Indies, British -- History | Radicalism -- United States -- History | Great Britain -- History -- Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660 | United States -- Social conditions -- To 1865 | Great Britain -- Colonies -- Social conditions
Contents:
1.. The Wreck of the Sea-Venture -- 2.. Hewers of Wood and Drawers of Water -- 3.. "A Blackmore Maide Named Francis" -- 4.. The Divarication of the Putney Debates -- 5.. Hydrarchy: Sailors, Pirates, and the Maritime State -- 6.. "The Outcasts of the Nations of the Earth" -- 7.. A Motley Crew in the American Revolution -- 8.. The Conspiracy of Edward and Catherine Despard -- 9.. Robert Wedderburn and Atlantic Jubilee -- Conclusion: Tyger! Tyger! -- A Map of the Atlantic 1699.
Review: "Long before the American Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a motley crew of sailors, slaves, pirates, laborers, market women, and indentured servants had ideas about freedom and equality that would forever change history. --Book jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-411) and index.

1.. The Wreck of the Sea-Venture -- 2.. Hewers of Wood and Drawers of Water -- 3.. "A Blackmore Maide Named Francis" -- 4.. The Divarication of the Putney Debates -- 5.. Hydrarchy: Sailors, Pirates, and the Maritime State -- 6.. "The Outcasts of the Nations of the Earth" -- 7.. A Motley Crew in the American Revolution -- 8.. The Conspiracy of Edward and Catherine Despard -- 9.. Robert Wedderburn and Atlantic Jubilee -- Conclusion: Tyger! Tyger! -- A Map of the Atlantic 1699.

"Long before the American Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a motley crew of sailors, slaves, pirates, laborers, market women, and indentured servants had ideas about freedom and equality that would forever change history. --Book jacket.

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Marcus Rediker, professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, is author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and winner of the American Studies Association's John Hope Franklin Prize and the Organization of American Historians' Merle Curti Social History Award

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