Under the banner of King Death - Marcus Rediker

Essay on the last years of the golden age of piracy. This was the basis for Rediker's full length Villains of all Nations.

Pyrate Captain Mission - Larry Law

A short fictional pocketbook about the pirate Captain Mission, by Situationist Larry Law.

The many-headed hydra - Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker

Sailors, slaves, commoners, and the hidden history of the revolutionary Atlantic.

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.

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.