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The Many-Headed Hydra : The Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic

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Long before the American Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a motley crew of sailors, slaves, pirates, laborers, market women and indentured servants had their own ideas about freedom and equality, ideas that would change history. Marshaling lost stories unearthed over a decade of original research, The Many-Headed Hydra recounts the role of these forgotten revolutionaries in the making of the modern world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 38mm | 480.81g
  • Verso Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1844678652
  • 9781844678655
  • 188,865

About Peter Linebaugh

PETER LINEBAUGH is Professor of History at the University of Toledo. He lives in Toledo, Ohio. MARCUS REDIKER is Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh. He lives in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia.show more

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"A marvellous book ... recaptures, with eloquence and literary flair, the lost history of resistance to capitalist conquest on both sides of the Atlantic." Howard Zinn; "Rediker and Linebaugh are celebrated American scholars whose pioneering studies over the last two decades have helped to shift labour history from its skilled, white, male moorings - The Many-Headed Hydra is a wonderful book."; Sukhdev Sandhu, Guardianshow more
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