Blackbeard Reconsidered

Mist's Piracy, Thache's Genealogy

By Baylus Brooks

Blackbeard Reconsidered

Approx. 48 pp., 6.75 x 10, 9 halftones, 9 halftones

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6479-3
    Published: January 2015

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

In Blackbeard Reconsidered, historian Baylus Brooks examines the myth of Blackbeard in the light of official government records in Jamaica and Church of England records. This new evidence allows Brooks to present the immediate lineage of Edward Thache, a respected resident of Spanish Town, Jamaica, and to place the gentleman's actions within an accurate historical context that successfully challenges the violent image of Blackbeard.

About the Author

Baylus Brooks is a student in the Maritime Studies Program at East Carolina University. He has published a variety of books and articles, including "John Lawson's Indian Town on Hatteras Island, North Carolina." which appeared in the North Carolina Historical Review, and the historical science fiction novel Heirloom: Fountain of Hope.
For more information about Baylus Brooks, visit the Author Page.