Real pirates: the untold story of the Whydah from slave ship to pirate ship

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The riveting story of the slave ship Whydah,captured by pirates and later sunk in a fierce storm off the coast of Massachusetts, energizes this lavish companion book to a unique exhibition on a five-year U.S. tour. Packed with plunder from more than 50 captured ships, the Whydah was discovered by underwater explorer Barry Clifford in 1984. Now, for the first time, its treasure holds are unlocked for public view. More than 200 items were retrieved from the ocean floor: the telltale ship's bell, inscribed "Whydah Galley 1716"; coins and jewelry, buttons and cufflinks; muskets, cannons, and swords; everyday objects including teakettles and tableware, gaming tokens, and clay pipes. The artifacts provide an unprecedented glimpse into the raucous world of 18th-century pirating and shed light on the link between the slave trade and piracy during those tumultuous times. Built to transport human captives from Africa to the Caribbean, the Whydah made one such voyage before being captured in 1717 by Sam Bellamy, the boldest pirate of his day. Two months later, in one of the worst nor'easters ever, the ship sank, drowning all but 2 of the 146 people aboard. For anyone intrigued by the lore of piracy, the mystery of shipwrecks, or the sad and salty intertwining of slave and pirate history, Real Pirates has the answers.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
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subject_facet Buccaneers -- History -- 18th century, Hijacking of ships, National Geographic Virtual Library, Pirates -- Caribbean Area -- History, Pirates -- Caribbean Area -- History -- 18th century, Pirates -- History, Shipwrecks, Shipwrecks -- Massachusetts -- Cape Cod, Slave trade -- Africa -- History, Slave trade -- History, Whidah (Ship)
title_display Real pirates : the untold story of the Whydah from slave ship to pirate ship
title_full Real pirates : the untold story of the Whydah from slave ship to pirate ship / Barry Clifford ; illustrated by Gregory Manchess ; artifact photography by Kenneth Garrett, Real pirates [electronic resource] : the untold story of the Whydah from slave ship to pirate ship / by Barry Clifford and Kenneth J. Kinkor with Sharon Simpson; photography by Kenneth Garrett
title_short Real pirates :
title_sub the untold story of the Whydah from slave ship to pirate ship