2015

Length: (74 mins.) ... Date: (Jan 2015) ... Source: https://youtu.be/bl3C4-5CmMA

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The traditions of maritime radicalism was forced below decks at the time but still emerges in various forms since.

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Social Bandits, Dispensing Justice

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Marcus Rediker, Professor of History, Atlantic University, Pittsburgh, provides some political background on the pirate motivation.

The Golden Age of Piracy comes from the early 17th century. They created a global crisis and challenged the big slave trading countries – Spain, Portugal, Holland, France and England. Pirates were actually pretty popular and many common people did not consider them criminals. They were considered heroes because they fought back against the powerful and corrupt people of the day.

Piracy was eliminated by a combined international movement in the late 1720s They were opposed to the establishment became potent a force for social change to be tolerated by the empire builders.

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