Pirates have been the scourge of the seas since maritime trade and commerce began. From its classical origins to the modern day, piracy has had significant economic, political, social, and cultural effects. The motives for becoming a pirate and the nature of that reality will be examined by exploring themes of race, class, gender and religion, as well as the democratic ideals of fraternity, equality, and liberty.
HIST 117 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.
|Fall 2019 onwards|