Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition: English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean, Second Edition

Pirates are among the most heavily romanticized and fabled characters in history. From Bluebeard to Captain Hook, they have been the subject of countless movies, books, children's tales, even a world-famous amusement park ride.

In Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition, historian B. R. Burg investigates the social and sexual world of these sea rovers, a tightly bound brotherhood of men engaged in almost constant warfare…

Submitted:Nov 25, 2005
Author:Barry R. Burg
Brand:NYU Press
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14 diggs • 3 comments • Nov 25, 2005

Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition

Yes, most pirates were gay. It was just circumstances I suppose, like being in prison. What do you suppose cabin boys were for anyway?