Pirates!!! Piracy in the Caribbean Privateers – pirates supported by governments… generally to raid the Spanish Jean Fleury – French; 1st (maybe) pirate in the Caribbean; captured three Spanish galleons loaded with Aztec gold Sir Francis Drake – epitome of a privateer working for Queen Elizabeth The Golden Age of Piracy (1650-1720) – think Pirates of the Caribbean & Treasure Island Sir Henry Morgan – part privateer, part pirate Blackbeard – bad, bad reputation; probably unearned William Kidd – either notorious pirate or unjustly vilified privateer Jean-François Duclerc – scourge of Brazil, until he got caught Bartholomew “Black Bart” Roberts – possibly inspiration for Capt. Jack Sparrow, but more successful… much more
Discussion - Safra Discuss the work schedule and interruptions to the schedule. Was the friction between engenho (sugar mill) owners and the Church justified? How did environmental conditions in Brazil contribute to sugar making? What challenges did sugarcane growing present to engenho owners and managers? Discuss the process of converting sugarcane into white sugar. In what ways was the engenho like “modern” industry? What effects might this process and livelihood have on engenho workers, managers and owners?