1700s

Pirate utopias: Under the banner of death, 1640-1820

An interesting look at the life and times of pirates in the 17th and 18th centuries. This article explores the somewhat libertarian and communalist values which guided the life of a pirate during those years.

1680-1730: Pirates and Anglo-American piracy in the Atlantic

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A short history of the Golden Age of Piracy and the origins and role of the pirates in the class struggle on the high seas at the time.

1789-1989: Revolutionary song in France

French Revolution

A history of song, music and revolutionary working class politics in France from the 1789 Revolution up to the 1980s and punk.

1700: The Jolly Roger

Fearsome: the skull and crossbones emblem of the pirates

Information and explanations of the likely origins of the pirate flag, the Jolly Roger.

The Real del Monte miners' strike, 1766

A short history of the first ever strike in North American history, by Mexican silver miners.