Study Guide, Blackbeard

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American Studies Department Rutgers—The State University Study Guide: Blackbeard: Terror at Sea National Geograhic, 2006 1. In the early 18 th century pirates used which uninhabited island of the Bahamas, within easy reach of the Florida Strait and its busy shipping lanes, as a base for their operations? From whose point of view is the story told? New Providence. Mr. Hands (?) 2. What two tactics did the notorious English pirate Blackbeard use in seizing innocent merchant vessels? Intimidation and brute force. A warning shot might force surrender. If intimidation failed, boarding ensued. 3. In the West Indies and the East Coast of the American colonies, what were the typical cargoes seized by pirates? Good such as tobacco, dye, and sugar. 4. What was the name of the large French slave ship attacked by Blackbeard off the coast of Saint Vincent? How was the captain treated? How much gold dust was taken? What new name did Blackbeard give the ship? La Concorde. His pinky finger was cut off. 20 pounds of gold dust. Queen Anne’s
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