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Brunswick Town v. Wilmington—1733

Development of the two port towns on the Cape Fear River: Brunswick Town, founded in 1726 and Wilmington, founded in 1733 as opposition to the “Family’s” large investment of Brunswick Town.

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Pirates & Slaves: Making AmericaBrunswick Town and Wilmington

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Blackbeard Reconsidered: Mist’s Piracy, Thache’s Genealogy


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This story had history, science, relationships and a human's struggle to live in a complex world - past, present and future. The characters are very real and believable with a great ending to their fantastic story.  ~ Jackie W.

Ichetucknee Springs &

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“The best part of it is that the author does not make copious use of Charles Johnson's questionable book, A General History. He relies instead on primary sources and he cites each one meticulously.” ~ Jorg G.

“If you are looking for the ‘total picture’ when it comes to Blackbeard,

this is the book you want to read!” ~ Laura N.