224 pp., 8.5 x 10.5, 227 color plates., 42 halftones, 14 maps, 3 graphs, 4 tables, notes, index
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-4053-2
Published: April 2018
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-4052-5
Published: June 2018
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Having played vital roles in the shipwreck's recovery and interpretation, Mark U. Wilde-Ramsing and Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton vividly reveal in words and images the ship's first use as a French privateer and slave ship, its capture and use by Blackbeard's armada, the circumstances of its sinking, and all that can be known about life as an eighteenth-century pirate based on a wealth of artifacts now raised from the ocean floor.
About the Authors
Mark U. Wilde-Ramsing is the former Deputy State Archaeologist (Underwater) of North Carolina and past director of the Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck Project.
For more information about Mark U. Wilde-Ramsing, visit the Author Page.
Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton is the current Program Archaeologist and Curator at Fort Bragg's Cultural Resources Management Program.
For more information about Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton, visit the Author Page.
“Having played vital roles in the shipwreck’s recovery and interpretation, Mark U. Wilde-Ramsing and Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton vividly reveal in words and images the ship’s first use as a French privateer and slave ship, its capture and use by Blackbeard’s armada, the circumstances of its sinking, and all that can be known about life as an eighteenth-century pirate based on a wealth of artifacts now raised from the ocean floor.”--McCormick Messenger
“A wide range of researchers will find illuminating new data in a clearly written text that should also capture the imaginations of undergraduates and general readers.”--Choice
“Not only does it tell the exciting story of the discovery and excavation of the pirate flagship, it is a primer for underwater archaeology.”--American Archaeoology
“This book would make an excellent text for an undergraduate course and also will serve as a useful reference for professionals.”--American Antiquities Review
“Feels like a fun and informative tour through a museum led by engaging and educated tour guides. . . . Engages directly with readers, bringing them along on the journey from Blackbeard’s exploits upon the high seas three centuries ago to the dedicated team of modern-day archaeologists who documented and interpreted the archaeological record.”--North Carolina Historical Review
"A fascinating, absorbing, and important work. From its pages emerge the compelling story of the discovery of Queen Anne's Revenge and a mesmerizing tale of an archaeological quest to use the wreck and its artifacts to unlock the mysteries of Blackbeard and the age of piracy."--David S. Cecelski, author of The Fire of Freedom