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The Real Pirates of the Caribbean

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Explore the travels and exploits of five real pirates of the Caribbean. Click through the tabs to track the adventures of each pirate overlaid on Spanish ports and pirate strongholds in the area. Zoom into the map to see additional detail.


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Nathan Chasse's curator insight, February 8, 3:23 PM

This map details the adventures of five pirates during the golden age of piracy. There are numerous Spanish cities and ports as well as pirate strongholds. While the adventures of the pirates seem amazing, it was probably a miserable existence spending days or weeks at sea, risking life capturing ships, and few pirates from this golden age lived to their golden years.

 

It's no surprise that the pirates usually avoided the major shipping routes and the now fortified city of Havana. These were high value targets, and for a pirate a high value target is a risk too high. These pirates preferred to attack lesser ports along the Spanish Main and other targets of opportunity.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 8, 3:41 PM

Excellent site... though we don;t study pirates I'm sure I'd have some kids that would love to be extended by looking at this!

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 11, 1:54 PM

Pirates were real in this specific time period. But lets just say they were no the type we think of today that Blockbusters glorify. These types of pirates would have beeen working to discover treasures from the Tierra Firme trade line. The point of origin for the South American 'Tierra Firme' Treasure Fleets, ran from Portobelo (Panama) to the Orinoco Delta.

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This is a Map of Every War Ever

This is a Map of Every War Ever | World History Semester I | Scoop.it
The Battle of Jericho is the first entry in a massive project that sees the dates, locations, and brief descriptions for thousands of human conflicts overlaid on a scrollable, zoom-able map...
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The Role of Place in Discovery and Innovation

The Role of Place in Discovery and Innovation | World History Semester I | Scoop.it
The Kauffman Foundation's Samuel Arbesman on his new book, The Half-Life of Facts.

 

Some good graphs on place and the innovation of print.

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The History Place - Great Speeches Collection

Speeches that move and inspire from all of History.
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This is a Map of Every War Ever

This is a Map of Every War Ever | World History Semester I | Scoop.it
The Battle of Jericho is the first entry in a massive project that sees the dates, locations, and brief descriptions for thousands of human conflicts overlaid on a scrollable, zoom-able map...
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