Gimme the Loot

Mueller, Gavin
Publisher:  Jacobin Magazine
Year Published:  2012
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14617

Once the heroes of nations, pirates went from being state-sponsored champions to tolerated annoyances to the basest sort of criminals. Henry Morgan was knighted after plundering Panama in 1674; fifty years later hundreds of pirates were dangling from the gibbet at remote trading posts along Africa’s Gold Coast.

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