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Blackbeard the Pirate

This illustration of Blackbeard is from Charles Johnson's book A General History of the Pyrates. Aside from this work, no other record of Charles Johnson exists. Many believe the book was actually written by Daniel Defoe, the author of Robinson Crusoe. To read A General History of the Pyrates follow this link: (includes images of cover and spine).


Blackbeard the pirate
Citation (Chicago Style): 

Defore, Daniel. A General History of Pyrates: From Their first Rise and Settlement to the Island of Providence, to the present Time. London: Black Boy in Pater-Noster-Row, 1724. Boston Public Library. Internet Archives. (Accessed December 17, 2018). 

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