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Angela writes non-fiction Atlantic World history books on the topics of piracy, smuggling, and the slave trade.

Three things you should know about Angela:
  • She got into piracy when she was a kid watching the old Errol Flynn films with her German grandmother. She told her grandmother she wanted to be a pirate when she grew up, and her grandmother advised her to be a dentist instead. Thankfully, she did not listen.
  • She was a military brat and third culture kid.
  • She read 17th century German, Dutch, and Swedish, and has conducted or presented historical research in a wide variety of places outside the US, including Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, England, Scotland, Ghana, Curacao, and Barbados.

Five books that have shaped Angela:
  1. Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age by Marcus Rediker
  2. Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution by Laurent Dubois
  3. Nobody Knows My Name by James Baldwin
  4. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  5. Everything written by the Brothers Grimm

Find Angela:
Twitter: @DrAngelaSutton