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


From Treasure Island to Pirates of the Caribbean, all the myths and legends of piracy are references to the golden age, a period which ran from around the mid-1600s to the mid-1700s. In this course, we will look at this period from multiple angles, examining the threat that pirates posed - as outlaws, rebels and celebrity criminals - to global 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, political sedition and slave resistance.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Fall 2017. Azfar.
Catalog chapter: History  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/history


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