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Scourge of the Seas: Pirates in History and Today    NEW!

We will explore sea pirates in early history, then focus on the "Golden Age of piracy" (from the late 1600s to about 1730). Finally, we will talk about how pirates have changed over the centuries and the threats they still pose to today's maritime commerce. You will find out what the life of a pirate on the high seas was really like, and we will highlight some famous pirates such as Blackbeard, “Calico Jack” Rackham, Captain (Henry) Morgan, and Captain Kidd. We will also talk about women in piracy and government-sponsored pirates and will conclude by discussing the most successful pirate of all--not who you think. Suggested reading: Cordingly, David. Under the Black Flag;  Cordingly, David. Pirates: Terror On the High Seas From the Caribbean to the South China Sea; Carpenter, John Reeve. Pirates: Scourge of the Seas



Scourge of the Seas: Pirates in History and Today  (HIST047) NEW!   IN-PERSON

Instructor:  Michael Knapp

Day of the Week: F, Times: 4:00 PM - 5:30 AM    

Dates: 3/4/2022 - 3/25/2022  

Sessions: 4   

Fee: $44.00

Course Location: The Center - Classroom

Mask policy for this location: Masks required for all

Location Address: 540 Belvedere Blvd Charlottesville, VA 22901

Limit (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 99

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*If circumstances related to COVID-19 dictate this course cannot be held in person, it will be offered online, same dates and times. 

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