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By Marcus Rediker

Gripping maritime heritage from less than with pirates and escaped slaves.

Outlaws of the Atlantic turns maritime heritage the wrong way up, exploring the dramatic global of seafaring event, no longer from the point of view of admirals, retailers and different developers of empire, yet quite from the point-of-view of universal humans whose labors made that global possible—sailors, slaves, indentured servants, pirates, and different outlaws, whose formative studies at sea are introduced jointly for the 1st time. opposed to long-dominant nationwide histories, this e-book exhibits that vital ancient techniques transpired at the large, nationless commons known as the ocean: the increase of capitalism, the formation of race and sophistication, and the production, from under, of oppositional cultures that promised extra simply and democratic methods of life.

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By Marcus Rediker

Gripping maritime heritage from less than with pirates and escaped slaves.

Outlaws of the Atlantic turns maritime heritage the wrong way up, exploring the dramatic global of seafaring event, no longer from the point of view of admirals, retailers and different developers of empire, yet quite from the point-of-view of universal humans whose labors made that global possible—sailors, slaves, indentured servants, pirates, and different outlaws, whose formative studies at sea are introduced jointly for the 1st time. opposed to long-dominant nationwide histories, this e-book exhibits that vital ancient techniques transpired at the large, nationless commons known as the ocean: the increase of capitalism, the formation of race and sophistication, and the production, from under, of oppositional cultures that promised extra simply and democratic methods of life.

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