HIST 001F. First-Year Seminar: The Golden Age of Piracy

This course explores the profound intertwinings of myth and reality, fact and fiction, in the golden age of piracy, a period that is centered in the early 18th century. As outlaws, rebels, and celebrity criminals, pirates played multiple roles in the histories of capitalism and the modern world system. Topics to be covered include pirate nests, pirate ships, pirate sex, female pirates, pirate novels, pirate trials, and the multifaceted relationship between piracy, smuggling, and slave resistance.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Spring 2019. Azfar.
Catalog chapter: History  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/history

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