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Pirates in America
The Pirates' House | Barbary Pirate War | Blackbeard | Punishments and the Pirate's Code of Conduct | Sources | Pirate Flags | Little Known Facts | Pirates in the Entertainment World

piracy, noun: the act of robbery on the high seas; also: an act resembling such robbery



Disney's Peter Pan, 1953
Property of Walt Disney Pictures

Pirates have always held an amount of fascination to people. There have been countless movies and stories based on them, right down to the most recent hit, Pirates of the Carribbean. Almost everybody knows who Blackbeard was, and the Jolly Roger (the pirate flag with a skull and crossbones) is universally recognized as the main pirate symbol. Despite the fact most pirates were plunderers, thieves and murderers, people seem to be in love with the very idea of them.
This report will be dedicated to how pirates affected America and her surrounding countries.


Jean Lafitte, "The Corsair" by E.H. Suydam