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FIF 195 Piracy in the Caribbean

Course Description

Yo ho, a pirate's life for me! Piracy has been a part of human commerce from the earliest days of sea exploration and trade. In addition to their impact on global economics, pirates have always conjured images of intrigue in the human imagination. But, what was a pirate's life really like? Explore the world of piracy with a special emphasis on pirates of the Caribbean. The course outlines the basic concepts of piracy through an examination of social, political, and economic aspects of the lives and careers of some of the most notorious pirates and private havens in the region. Course content will contrast images of pirates and piracy in popular culture and vacation destinations with a historical and geographical examination of piracy in the Caribbean from the 16th through the 19th centuries.


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