Friday, September 2, 2011

Quote of the Day

Pirates get a bad rap. Their trade was often the only course open to a poor person in the 17th century, and as an institution it treated its people uncommonly well, if you overlook the pillaging and murder. ~ Greg Ross

1 comment:

Packrat said...

Yep, and most pirating was and is still done legally. Daughter took a whole semester history course on pirates. My first reaction was "why"? Her answer was the pirates played and still are playing a huge role in shaping history. 'nuf said. As we talked about the course through the semester, I wished I could have taken it, too. Absolutely fascinating subject.