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The Many-Headed Hydra

Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic

Table of Contents

1. The Wreck of the Sea-Venture
2. Hewers of Wood and Drawers of Water
3. “A Blackymore Maide Named Francis”
4. The Divarication of the Putney Debates
5. Hydrarchy: Sailors, Pirates, and the Maritime State
6. “The Outcasts of the Nations of the Earth”
7. A Motley Crew in the American Revolution
8. The Conspiracy of Edward and Catherine Despard
9. Robert Wedderburn and Atlantic Jubilee
Conclusion: Tyger! Tyger!