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The Resource William Dampier, (electronic resource)

William Dampier, (electronic resource)

Label
William Dampier
Title
William Dampier
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Excerpt: "THE BUCCANEERS-NAVIGATION IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY-FEATURES OF THE VOCATIONAL LIFE OF THE EARLY MARINER In or about the middle of the seventeenth century the island of San Domingo, or Hispaniola as it was then called, was haunted and overrun by a singular community of savage, surly, fierce, and filthy men. They were chiefly composed of French colonists, whose ranks had from time to time been enlarged by liberal contributions from the slums and alleys of more than one European city and town. These people went dressed in shirts and pantaloons of coarse linen cloth, which they steeped in the blood of the animals they slaughtered. They wore round caps, boots of hogskin drawn over their naked feet, and belts of raw hide, in which they stuck their sabres and knives. They also armed themselves with firelocks which threw a couple of balls, each weighing two ounces. The places where they dried and salted their meat were called boucans, and from this term they came to be styled bucaniers, or buccaneers, as we spell it. They were hunters by trade, and savages [Pg 2] in their habits. They chased and slaughtered horned cattle and trafficked with the flesh, and their favourite food was raw marrow from the bones of the beasts which they shot. They ate and slept on the ground, their table was a stone, their bolster the trunk of a tree, and their roof the hot and sparkling heavens of the Antilles."
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1844-1911
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Russell, William Clark
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
  • English men of action
  • A Heritage classic
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  • Dampier, William
  • Electronic books
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Caribbean Area
  • Caribbean Area
  • Caribbean Area
  • Buccaneers
Target audience
adult
Label
William Dampier, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT13318503
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9783968650951
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13318503
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13318503
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
William Dampier, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT13318503
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9783968650951
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13318503
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13318503
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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