General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates

General history of the robberies and murders of the most notorious pyrates ; image depicts two women pirates Ann Bonny and Mary Read who were convicted of piracy on November 28, 1720

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Woodcuts of Mary Read and Anne Bonny from "A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates" by Daniel Defoe

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Woodcuts of Mary Read and Anne Bonny from "A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates" by Daniel Defoe

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General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates

Mary Read and Anne Bonney added some swashbuckling adventure to the history of women’s work, but they also transgressed boundaries for women through sexual relationships, fluid gender identities, and violent behavior.

Written by Daniel Defoe, Charles Johnson, Philip Gosse, and Alexina Ogilvie

Kensington: Salisbury Press, 1925

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General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates