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“Born in Jamaica, of Very Creditable Parents” or “A Bristol Man Born”? Excavating the Real Edward Thache, “Blackbeard the Pirate”

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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.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 92 Issue 3, July 2015, p235-277, il, map, f