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A General History of the Pyrates

Charles Johnson

1. 01 - Preface
2. 02 - Introduction, Part 1
3. 03 - Introduction, Part 2
4. 04 - Chapter 1, Part 1
5. 05 - Chapter 1, Part 2
6. 06 - Chapter 2
7. 07 - Chapter 3, Part 1
8. 08 - Chapter 3, Part 2
9. 09 - Chapter 4, Part 1
10. 10 - Chapter 4, Part 2
11. 11 - Chapter 5, Part 1
12. 12 - Chapter 5, Part 2
13. 13 - Chapter 6
14. 14 - Chapter 7, Part 1
15. 15 - Chapter 7, Part 2
16. 16 - Chapter 7, Part 3
17. 17 - Chapter 8, Part 1
18. 18 - Chapter 8, Part 2
19. 19 - Chapter 8, Part 3
20. 20 - Chapter 9, Part 1
21. 21 - Chapter 9, Part 2
22. 22 - Chapter 9, Part 3
23. 23 - Chapter 9, Part 4
24. 24 - Chapter 9, Part 5
25. 25 - Chapter 9, Part 6
26. 26 - Chapter 9, Part 7
27. 27 - Chapter 9, Part 8
28. 28 - Chapter 9, Part 9
29. 29 - Chapter 9, Part 10
30. 30 - Chapter 9, Part 11
31. 31 - Chapter 9, Part 12
32. 32 - Chapter 10
33. 33 - Chapter 11
34. 34 - Chapter 12, Part 1
35. 35 - Chapter 12, Part 2
36. 36 - Chapter 13, Part 1
37. 37 - Chapter 13, Part 2
38. 38 - Chapter 14
39. 39 - Chapter 15
40. 40 - Chapter 16
41. 41 - Philip Roche
42. 42 - Abstract of Laws in Relation to Pyracy

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Summary

A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates is a 1724 book containing biographies of contemporary pirates. It's author uses the name Captain Charles Johnson, generally considered a pseudonym. The real identity of the author was thought by some scholars to be Daniel Defoe, although this has since been disputed. The publisher Nathaniel Mist or somebody working for him are other suggested authors. In the first volume, "Johnson" sticks fairly close to the available sources, though he embellishes the stories somewhat. Nevertheless, the book was influential in shaping popular notions of piracy and provided the standard account of the lives of many individuals still famous in the 21st century.