Darshan Elena's Reviews > Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean: How a Generation of Swashbuckling Jews Carved Out an Empire in the New World in Their Quest for Treasure, Religious Freedom--and Revenge

Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean by Edward Kritzler
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Mar 01, 09

Read in February, 2009

Terrible, just terrible. At first, I was enchanted with the idea of swashbuckling Jews. Upon starting the book, I felt bereft and indignant. Kritzler is among the worst of historians. He makes almost no mention of slavery and genocide, enterprises at the heart of imperialism. Instead of examining the manner in which Jews, seeking survival in the wake of their expulsion from Spain and the globalization of the Inquisition, worked within this system of carnage, he deigns to mention pacified natives and maidens! Disgusting.
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