The Pirates of Colonial North Carolina

By Hugh F. Rankin

The Pirates of Colonial North Carolina

92 pp., 6 x 9, 18 halftones, 18 halftones

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6331-4
    Published: January 1960

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

Originally published in 1960, this paperback is the most popular title ever published by the Historical Publications Section and has never gone out of print. It contains a separate chapter about Blackbeard, which includes information on the infamous buccaneer's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. Also included are an appendix listing seafaring bandits who were active in North Carolina, a listing of other books about pirates, and a glossary of nautical terms pertinent to piracy.

About the Author

Hugh F. Rankin (1923-1989) was W. R. Irby Professor of History at Tulane University and the author of many outstanding publications on early American and North Carolina history. He earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to eighteen published books, Dr. Rankin contributed essays to numerous edited works and more than fifty articles to various professional journals and reference sources.
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