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Blackbeard is one of the most famous pirates in history, but much of his past is shrouded in mystery. History student and author, Baylus Brooks argues that contrary to popular belief, Blackbeard was not a ruthless pirate, but rather his actions were much milder than previously thought. He reveals new information about the identity of Blackbeard, his genealogical history, and his motivations for acts of piracy.
The history of Hatteras Island has been difficult to tell, mainly due to its small populations, remote and isolated geography, and self-reliant people. However, accounts by John Lawson who traveled the area between 1707 and 1709, record a historically significant Hatteras Ind. Town. Lawson attempted to preserve the pieces of culture he encountered, as well as connect them to the loss of the Colony of Roanoke.