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    John Appleby Pirates

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    Authors Main Arguments John Appleby argues that a few women during the 16th and 17th Centuries participated in committing piracy at sea. During that time, piracy was male dominated and any accounts of female participation was small. The author states that it is difficult to 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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    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…

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    Stolen Seas Analysis

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    In Stolen Seas, Payne demonstrates who and what pirates really are by supplying reasons from actual pirates and reasons from the Clipper Group, along with other specialists. Throughout the documentary, Ali was the representative for the pirates and stated his reasons for joining piracy and how the pirates came to be. As stated earlier, Somalia has been a warped country, having traditions of war and resorting to piracy. Because of this, Ali joined the pirates in order to earn money and provide…

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    Many theories have been made as to what pirating was really like. Many false accusations have been made and still get tossed around to this day. The romanticized version of piracy, the novel Treasure Island they life of piracy is much different from what it actually was like according to the factual information packet about pirates/pirating/piracy. First off, pirates were well known for looting ships and making people walk the plank. In the novel Treasure Island, it talks about a ship headed…

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    lived are discussed. This film is a good, accurate, representation of why piracy happened along with who the pirates were and what they did. There is a range of different pirates that were mentioned, so they and what they did, along with the reason for piracy and how effectively this documentary relayed this information to the viewer will be discussed in this paper. The pirates talked about in ‘Pirates,…

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    an excellent job at this as he depicts the difference between pirates in literature and pirates in History. Ideas included in this is that of wooden crutches and women who dressed as men to join the pirate life. Many of them joined piracy due to their upbringings from childhood. Though, other details is the punishments of pirates. Pirate’s punishments for their crimes is often cruel or unusual. The crimes that the pirates did to humanity is a lot more scandalous then their own punishments. This…

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    When speaking about history, many people tend to focus on the influential roles and accomplishments of straight, white males who acted as a majority in traditional English society. However, this perception of history tends to overlook many other groups who played equally as influential roles, such as women, people of color and people who diverged from sexual norms. Historically, these groups are considered minorities because they had been repressed by popular society and treated like second…

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    In the eighteenth century, reputation and power were some of the most important issues facing society, particularly the two ends of the spectrum: the upper-class and the criminals. Pursuing greater social status led many high class individuals and families to neglect basic human necessities such as love and comfort for the appearance of perfection and the gains of a influential or wealthy reputation. Much like the pirates, reputation was the key to everything that the higher classed individuals…

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    As previously mentioned, the Golden Age of Piracy has become romanticized. It is due to this, that many scholars have seemed to have formed the opinion that the violent acts committed during the Golden Age have become blurred and even overlooked. Yet, as much as scholars want to think this is something new, the acts of piracy have always been blurred. Piracy is commonly referred to as the practice of attacking and robbing at sea or a coastal region. When piracy was just getting started in…

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    The article, “Fearsome Females of the Seas” introduces us to some of the cruel and fearless female pirates who once sailed the high seas all over the world. It portrays how women pirates were “commanding fleets of ships, shouting orders, and taking captives...” (pg. 109) Despite their reputation for being very brutal at sea, many of these infamous women had admirable qualities. An example of such fearless women were Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Since women were not allowed on pirate ships at…

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