Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates
by Eric Jay Dolin*
Hosted by Mary Tsaltas / 6:00pm (Doors open at 5:30pm)
Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age”—spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s—when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of colonial solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Dolin provides this wholly original account of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life. Come join our discussion and enjoy refreshments from Insomnia Cookies!
Love reading the latest book on American history? This book club is for you! These casual and insightful meetings discuss classic themes, the narrative of history and all things related to the American Revolutionary era. Annual Club membership is $15. Museum members at the Spymaster Circle level and higher can join for free. Visit our website to join today!