TITLE

Blackbeard: The Creation of a Legend

AUTHOR(S)
Bialuschewski, Arne
PUB. DATE
November 2012
SOURCE
Topic: the Washington & Jefferson College Review;2012, Vol. 58, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks into the origin of notorious pirate Edward Thatch, also known as Blackbeard. It explores the golden age of piracy based on the book "A General History of Pyrates," which was published in 1724. It discusses the two editions of the book which include the different descriptions and appearance of Blackbeard. It states that the notion of Blackbeard impacts the accounts and theme of piracy in the early 18th century literature with regards to travel, adventure, and crime.
ACCESSION #
82456622

 

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