The Many-Headed Hydra

Peter Linebaugh, Marcus Rediker


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Verso Books
5 November 2012
ISBN: 9781844678655
448 pages

From the publisher

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.