Digital Book Talks
The Washington Library's Digital Book Talk series features LIVE conversations with leading historians and scholars of early America.
Historian Jamie L. Goodall will discuss her new book, Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay with Washington Library's Jim Ambuske in this digital book talk.
Historian Jamie L. Goodall will discuss her new book, Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay with Washington Library's Jim Ambuske in this digital book talk.George Washington's Mount Vernon George Washington's Mount Vernon firstname.lastname@example.org MM/DD/YYYY 15
The story of Chesapeake pirates and patriots begins with a land dispute and ends with the untimely death of an oyster dredger at the hands of the Maryland Oyster Navy. From the golden age of piracy to Confederate privateers and oyster pirates, the maritime communities of the Chesapeake Bay are intimately tied to a fascinating history of intrigue, plunder and illicit commerce raiding.
Author Jamie L.H. Goodall introduces infamous men like Edward “Blackbeard” Teach and “Black Sam” Bellamy, as well as lesser-known local figures like Gus Price and Berkeley Muse, whose tales of piracy are legendary from the harbor of Baltimore to the shores of Cape Charles.