Colin Woodard is the author of The Republic of Pirates, one of the most respected scholarly books in the pirate canon.
In our talk, Colin digs into his motivations for writing the book and how technology made it possible for him to do research that wasn't available before.
We also chat about how it connects to his other books on American culture and how those Golden Age pirates influenced America.
Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek) interviews the most interesting people in the pirate subculture: Actors, Authors, Historians, Musicians, Artists, Festival Founders, Clothing and Prop Designers, Treasure Hunters, Archaeologists, and more.
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