HIST 211:Pirates of the Atlantic World

Instructor: Dr. Jamie Goodall

Explore the myths and realities of those infamous rogues of the transatlantic world--pirates!  Our focus, will be on piracy in popular culture and how the pirates of our imagination compare to reality. Topics include shipwrecking,, tavern culture, gender/sexuality, slavery, class/status, and, pirates' impact on the micro-economies. We'll talk about those pirates we know like Blackbeard, Kidd, and Morgan, as well as the lesser known and nameless pirates who made up the vast majority placing them into the wider historical context of piracy which has existed from ancient times to the present. And, we will try to take the opportunity to visit Baltimore's very, own privateering ship the Pride of Baltimore II.