Glossary, Pirate

Glossary, Pirate - Professor Angus Kress Gillespie American...

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Professor Angus Kress Gillespie American Studies Department Rutgers—The State University Ruth Adams 024, Douglass Phone 732.932.1630 agillespie@amst.rutgers.edu Pirate Glossary American Main The eastern coastal lands of North America. Barbary Coast The Mediterranean coastline of North Africa, from Egypt to the Atlantic coastline. Execution dock The usual place for pirate hangings, specifically on the Thames in London, near the Tower. Gibbit (or gibbit cage) Chain or metal-slat cages in which the corpses of pirates are hung and displayed in order to discourage piracy. The Golden Age of Piracy A period from the 1650s to the 1730s considered the height of pirate culture. During this time there was a substantial rise in the number of pirates due to an increase of valuable goods being shipped to Europe. Pirates’ opportunities increased with triangular trade from Europe to Africa, Africa to the Caribbean, and the Caribbean to Europe. Gold Road A road across the Isthmus of Panama used to transport gold by train of pack
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