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In Outlaws of the Atlantic, award-winning historian Marcus Rediker turns maritime history upside down. He explores the dramatic world of maritime adventure, not from the perspective of admirals, merchants, and nation-states but from the viewpoint of commoners—sailors, slaves, indentured servants, pirates, and other outlaws from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth century. Bringing together their seafaring experiences for the first time, Outlaws of the Atlantic is an unexpected and compelling peoples’ history of the “age of sail.”

With his signature bottom-up approach and insight, Rediker reveals how the “motley”—that is, multiethnic—crews were a driving force behind the American Revolution; that pirates, enslaved Africans, and other outlaws worked together to subvert capitalism; and that, in the era of the tall ship, outlaws challenged authority from below deck.

“With a keen eye for interesting characters, historian Rediker (The Amistad Rebellion) delivers a brisk narrative.” —Publishers Weekly

“A top-notch examination of how indentured servants, privateers, pirates and slaves affected and even directed human history in the age of sail.... An outstanding view of the ‘seaman’ as a ‘preeminent worker of the world.’” —Kirkus Reviews

The Real Cost of Fracking Cover

“Here, woven among the courageous words of human witnesses, is the unimpeachable story of science carried out in extreme and intimidating circumstances. It is the sound of silence breaking.” —Sandra Steingraber, from the Foreword

 Brokers of Deceit Cover

“As Rashid Khalidi shows…American presidents from Truman to Obama have sided with Israel at almost every turn and helped it inflict immense pain and humiliation on the Palestinians.…Makes clear, the United States richly deserves to be called ‘Israel’s lawyer.’” —John J. Mearsheimer, coauthor of The Israel Lobby

 

 The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands cover

“There may be no better way to understand the muddle that is U.S. immigration policy than to read The Death of Josseline. It helps explain, on a human level, the ebb and flow of human labor across political boundaries.” —Ted Robbins, Southwest correspondent, NPR

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