The untold tale of a heroic band of Caribbean pirates whose defiance of imperial rule impressed rebellion in colonial outposts around the world

In the early eighteenth century, the Pirate Republic was once house to one of the nice pirate captains, together with Blackbeard, “Black Sam” Bellamy, and Charles Vane. At the side of their fellow pirates—former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway slaves—this “Flying Gang” dependent a crude however unique democracy within the Bahamas, carving out their very own zone of freedom through which servants had been loose, blacks may well be equivalent electorate, and leaders had been selected or deposed through a vote. They bring to a halt business routes, sacked slave ships, and severed Europe from its New International empires, and for a temporary, wonderful length the Republic was once a good fortune.