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Pirate Night: Eric Jay Dolin, “The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates” and Marie Kesten Zahn, The Whydah Pirate Museum (to be held at First Congregational Church, Falmouth)
September 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF FALMOUTH
Join us for a Buccaneer Duo–Eric Jay Dolin and Marie Kesten Zahn!
Eric Jay Dolin, author of “Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates”
Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age”―spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s―when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. Best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them towering Blackbeard, ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Also brilliantly detailed are the pirates’ manifold enemies, including colonial governor John Winthrop, evangelist Cotton Mather, and young Benjamin Franklin. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Dolin provides this wholly original account of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life.
Marie Kesten Zahn, Archaeologist and Conservator, Whydah Pirate Museum, Yarmouth, MA: “Pirates: Treasures Lost and Found”
A discussion of the history of the Whydah galley, from slave vessel to pirate ship and the sinking of the Whydah off the coast of Cape Cod in 1717. Learn about the Golden Age of Piracy as it relates to the Cape. Ms. Zahn will include archaeology and artifacts from the shipwreck and an inside look into the conservation of underwater artifacts.
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