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.
PETER LINEBAUGH is Professor of History at the University of Toledo. He lives in Toledo, Ohio. MARCUS REDIKER is Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh. He lives in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia.