Week 6.docx - Female Pirates Piracy and Domesticity Matelotage partner of two buccaneers they stood to inherit the possessions of the other if one died

Week 6.docx - Female Pirates Piracy and Domesticity...

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Female Pirates Piracy and Domesticity: - Matelotage; partner of two buccaneers, they stood to inherit the possessions of the other if one died - When pirates abandoned their wives and family, most would still sent messages and gifts back home Mary Read and Anne Bonny - Two most notorious female pirates - Mary died of fever in prison, Anne died at age 84 in south carolina Lecture Piracy’s Golden Age: - Nassau, New Providence = absence of state authority, “pirate haven” - 1717 September 5 = proclamation for suppressing pyrates (complaints from governors of American colonies that pirates had taken over the caribbean) - Pardons offered for those pirates who surrender - Search and destroy mission against the pirates is too expensive for England - The news of this proclamation is delivered in December 1717 to new providence - This divides the camp of pirates, some support others do not - Charles Vane, Blackbeard, Calico Jack Rackham, refuse the pardon - Woodes Rogers (former privateer, circumnavigated the globe) wanted to start a plantation in new providence - Brief period of pirate hunting begins for those who did not want to surrender, Hornigold is hired by Woodes rogers to hunt down the pirates - Woodes Rogers establishes a kind of state governance in New Providence, pardons those who agreed to the proclamation - Many of the Pirates who fled were executed, stability was established in New Providence - Attacks by Spanish on New Providence, Woodes rallies the citizens and fights them off, he gains respect by the colony people Hornigold and the pirate hunters catch up to many notorious pirates:
- Charles Vane at the top of the list, he evades capture at first - Steve Bonnet is captured “Gentleman Pirate” - Well educated, well connected with colonial elite - Former major in the colonial militia - Had a prosperous sugar plantation in the barbados - Why did he turn to piracy?

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