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Pirates of the Caribbean:
History, Folklore and Economic Trade



Curious where the folklore of pirates originated? How did colonization, international trade, and geographic location play a role in the Caribbean’s economic development? Visit the Caribbean and take a trip back in time, with an in depth look at the origins of pirates, the rise of pirates as a development of increased trade with Europe and the founding colonies of the Americas, and a contemporary look at economic development between the islands of the Caribbean.

Why the Caribbean?

The Caribbean has a long and unique history, from indigenous communities, to early colonial settlers, to freed slaves and today’s position in the Americas. In addition, the Caribbean holds a unique position, along current trade routes between North and South America.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explore the history of pirates and their lasting impact on the culture, demographics, and economy of the Caribbean.
  2. Understand the relationship of piracy to the African slave trade in the Caribbean as part of the African Diaspora.
  3. Learn about the relationship between piracy and slavery in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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