A General History of the Pyrates

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    Looking throughout history, women’s roles have always been sparse and almost non-existent. In fact, very few women had the honour of being in older textbooks, nor did they even get recognition for their work. Although this is now changing, with feminism ensuring that females are no longer forgotten. Previous sexist views have already created a lack of documentation on older historical women. This is shown when examining the topic of female pirates. Only a handful of ladies have actual proof of their seafaring existence, which creates a problem when trying to examine female pirates. Thus, to get a better understanding of the notorious women, two sources have been compared. They are J.C Appleby’s Women and English Piracy, 1450-1720: Partners and Victims of Crime, and Marcus Redicker’s Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader. By reading these papers, one author has been established to be better at describing the subject through their arguments, and their evidence to support them. That author is J.C Appleby. His writing on female pirates proves to be the stronger choice and would be better suited as a source of academic information as he provides a clear and unbiased mindset on who women pirates truly were. When reading Redicker’s view on women pirates, the focus is mainly placed on Anne Bonny and Mary Read. His paper spins a tale of their courage…

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    Anne Bonny Research Paper

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    Roughly 300 hundred years ago Anne Bonny navigated along the Caribbean, capturing precious treasure, targeting low lives, and stealing ships with Jack Rackham and Mary Read ("Famous Pirate: Anne Bonny"). Anne lived during the 18th century, and had a long and arduous life full of danger, risk, and excitement ("Famous Pirate: Anne Bonny"). From the day Anne was brought into this world till the day she took her last breath, she worked hard, and was an extraordinary female. Anne Bonny is…

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    Anne Bonny's Pirates

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    Why do people choose to live a boring life? This is a question Anne Bonny might have asked herself because her life was nothing if not exciting. Anne Bonny was one of the few female pirates that lived in the early 1700’s. Her family originated from Ireland but later moved to America shortly after Anne was born. Anne Bonny had many characteristics that were uncommon for women at that time. Particularly, her need to be adventurous and to travel. While she wasn’t the most respectable person, Anne…

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    When watching “Pirates, Galleons, and Treasure: Globe Trekker”, one certainly does learn something about pirates and their history. However, that does not mean the documentary is particularly useful. In fact, the documentary while mostly accurate still has some small discrepancies and does not provide enough detail for it to be helpful to those actually studying pirates. The documentary is a fun resource for those who want basic facts, but leaves some facts to assumptions and seems to gloss over…

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    John Appleby Pirates

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    find recorded history surrounding females aboard ships because of how unconventional it was for women to take part. He argues that it is not female physical capability that restricts them, but it is instead the environment onboard a ship and folk superstitions that prevented them from wanting to become pirates. To study the relationship between women and piracy, the author examines two of the most well known female pirates in history: Anne Bonny and Mary Read. The best…

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    Pirates Codes And Codes

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    The Pirate Codes Pirates in the late 17th century and early 18th century were essentially shrewd businessmen that skillfully planned robberies to increase their riches. Many of the accounts that historians have seem to describe pirates as mean-spirited and gallant. Nowadays, pirates are romanticized and idolized. They would ruthlessly take what wasn’t theirs, and even though they were thieves, they also had codes, rules and customs unique and important to them. Several of the codes were…

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    started popping up on torrent sites, it was a vicarious thrill for me.” To some it may seem like an interesting cycle, but to writers and creatives everywhere it is a testament to the hardships a startup experiences in this age of piracy. Similarly, in his book Culture Crash, Scott Timberg harps on the losses of the creative class, noting that “In general, the Web has put downward pressure on freelance rates and salaries. Some magazines pay half of what they used to; some pay literally nothing…

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    two short years, but made a big impact in that short amount of time. Even though Calico Jack accomplished many things, he suffered a terrible fate in the end. “Captain Charles Johnson recorded in his book "A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates" a very famous comment that Anne Bonny said about Rackham: "If he had fought like a Man, he need not have been hang'd like a Dog".” (wayofthepirates). The journey for both of these well-known pirates is very similar…

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